Definition of Genus erianthus
1. Noun. Genus of reedlike grasses having spikes crowded in a panicle covered with long silky hairs.
Generic synonyms: Liliopsid Genus, Monocot Genus
Group relationships: Family Graminaceae, Family Gramineae, Family Poaceae, Graminaceae, Gramineae, Grass Family, Poaceae
Member holonyms: Plume Grass, Erianthus Ravennae, Ravenna Grass, Wool Grass
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Lexicographical Neighbors of Genus Erianthus
Literary usage of Genus erianthus
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1. Indian Linguistic Families of America, North of Mexico by John Wesley Powell (1891)
"... genus Erianthus, and the inference follows that the stalk of the plant was formerly used for arrow shafts. Red implies that the arrow is always ..."
2. A Manual of the Grasses of New South Wales by Joseph Henry Maiden (1898)
"... from two Greek words signifying resembling a grass of the genus Erianthus. Vernacular name.—" Satin Top," or " Satin-topped Grass " ; " Blue Grass," the ..."