Definition of Genus holcus

1. Noun. A genus of Old World grasses widely cultivated in America.




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Lexicographical Neighbors of Genus Holcus

genus Hippobosca
genus Hippocampus
genus Hippocrepis
genus Hippodamia
genus Hippoglossoides
genus Hippoglossus
genus Hippopotamus
genus Hipposideros
genus Hippotragus
genus Hipsurus
genus Hirudo
genus Hirundo
genus Hoheria
genus Holarrhena
genus Holbrookia
genus Holcus
genus Holocentrus
genus Holothuria
genus Homarus
genus Homo
genus Homogyne
genus Homona
genus Hordeum
genus Horneophyton
genus Hosta
genus Hottonia
genus Houttuynia
genus Hovea
genus Hoya
genus Hudsonia

Literary usage of Genus holcus

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1. Bulletin by United States Bureau of Plant Industry, Division of Plant Industry, Queensland (1910)
"Linne (1737) transferred these plants to his recently erected genus Holcus. ... species of sorghum under his exceedingly composite genus Holcus, namely, ..."

2. An Illustrated Flora of the Northern United States, Canada and the British by Nathaniel Lord. Britton, Hon. Addison. Brown (1913)
"[Greek, alluding to the reference of these grasses to the genus Holcus.] About 8 species, natives oí the Old World. Type species : Holcus lanatus L. i. ..."

3. A Natural History of British Grasses by Edward Joseph Lowe (1871)
"Of the genus Holcus, or "Soft Grass," England can boast of only two species, both exceedingly interesting plants. The name is derived from the Greek, ..."

4. The Grasses of Great Britain by John Edward Sowerby, Charles Johnson (1861)
"... would be justified in regarding all the members of the genus Holcus as weeds, and so far from admitting the seeds of either foreign or British species, ..."

5. Plant Inventory by Agricultural Research Center-West (U.S.), United States Division of Botany, Horticultural Crops Research Branch, Agricultural Research Service, United States Dept. of Agriculture, United States, United States Bureau of Plant Industry, Northeastern Regi (1914)
"... as Sorghum vulgare Per? . has been identified as the type of the genus Holcus by Mr. AS Hitchcock, Bureau of Plant Industry, who says (Grasses of Cuba, ..."

6. Bulletin by United States Bureau of Plant Industry (1910)
"Linne (1753) published two species of sorghum under his exceedingly composite genus Holcus, namely, Holcus sorghum and H. sac- ..."

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