Definition of Genus eragrostis
1. Noun. Annual or perennial grasses of tropics and subtropics.
Generic synonyms: Liliopsid Genus, Monocot Genus
Group relationships: Family Graminaceae, Family Gramineae, Family Poaceae, Graminaceae, Gramineae, Grass Family, Poaceae
Member holonyms: Bay Grass, Love Grass
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Lexicographical Neighbors of Genus Eragrostis
Literary usage of Genus eragrostis
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1. Select Extra-tropical Plants, Readily Eligible for Industrial Culture Or by Ferdinand von Mueller (1895)
"The genus Eragrostis contains numerous species in the hotter parts of the globe. Of these many would doubtless be hardy far beyond the tropics and prove of ..."
2. Henderson's Handbook of Plants and General Horticulture by Peter Henderson (1904)
"A popular name for the genus Eragrostis, which see. Love-iii-a-Mist. Nigella Damascena. Love-in-idleness. Viola tricolor. Love-lies-bleeding. ..."
3. The Grasses of Iowa by Louis Hermann Pammel, Julius Buel Weems, F. Lamson-Scribner (1904)
"The genus Eragrostis is cosmopolitan, chiefly tropical. The E. malor, a common, introduced weed, occurs in Europe and Africa. The E. rep tans is common in ..."
4. Science by American Association for the Advancement of Science (1917)
"The grasses, disregarding the introduced species, are not numerous, but several are peculiar. The genus Eragrostis is represented by numerous species. ..."
5. A Supplement to the Imperial Dictionary, English, Technological, and by John Ogilvie (1855)
"A name given to plants of the genus Eragrostis, so named from the beautiful dancing spikelets. LOVER, n. [add.] A mistress; a female sweetheart. [Shah. ..."
6. The wealth and progress of New South Wales (1906)
"The genus Eragrostis has fourteen species and two varieties, and many of them form useful pasture. ..."
7. The Future of Arid Grasslands: Identifying Issues, Seeking Solutions edited by Barbara Tellman (1999)
"... arid grasslands of the Southwest: livestock grazing and exotic grasses, particularly African love grasses of the genus Eragrostis (Anable et al. ..."