Definition of Genus saccharum
1. Noun. Tall perennial reedlike grass originally of southeastern Asia: sugarcane.
Generic synonyms: Liliopsid Genus, Monocot Genus
Group relationships: Family Graminaceae, Family Gramineae, Family Poaceae, Graminaceae, Gramineae, Grass Family, Poaceae
Member holonyms: Saccharum Officinarum, Sugar Cane, Sugarcane, Munj, Munja, Saccharum Bengalense, Saccharum Munja
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Lexicographical Neighbors of Genus Saccharum
Literary usage of Genus saccharum
Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:
1. Natal Plants: Descriptions and Figures of Natal Indigenous Plants, with by John Medley Wood, Maurice Smethurst Evans (1904)
"The genus Saccharum includes 12 species widely distributed in tropical and subtropical regions of the Old World, one or two only being found in America and ..."
2. Medicinal Plants: Being Descriptions with Original Figures of the Principal ...by Robert Bentley, Henry Trimen by Robert Bentley, Henry Trimen (1880)
"genus saccharum,* Linn. Kunth, Enum. PI., i, p. 575. Species (including Erianthus) about 50, natives of the warmer portions of both worlds. 298. ..."
3. Tropical Agriculture: A Treatise on the Culture, Preparation, Commerce and by Peter Lund Simmonds (1889)
"In most of the torrid parts of the New World and in many of the islands of the West Indian group, species of the genus Saccharum have been found in an ..."
4. The Farmer's Encyclopædia, and Dictionary of Rural Affairs: Embracing All by Cuthbert William Johnson (1844)
"The Arundo is closely allied to the genus Saccharum, the last of which includes the sugar-cane. (Penny Cyclop.) Arundo arenaria. Sea-reed, marram, starr, ..."
5. The Journal of the Manchester Geographical Society by Manchester Geographical Society (1889)
"Sugar is chiefly produced from a gigantic grass belonging to the genus Saccharum, from beet, from maize. Most varieties of sugar-cane have probably sprung ..."
6. Sugar Growing and Refining: A Comprehensive Treatise on the Culture of Sugar by Charles George Warnford Lock, George William Wigner, Robert Henry Harland (1882)
"The sugar-cane is a kind of gigantic grass, belonging to the genus Saccharum, Most botanists are inclined to ascribe all the varied sorts of sugar-cane now ..."