Definition of Gramineae
1. Noun. The grasses: chiefly herbaceous but some woody plants including cereals; bamboo; reeds; sugar cane.
Generic synonyms: Liliopsid Family, Monocot Family
Group relationships: Graminales, Order Graminales
Member holonyms: Graminaceous Plant, Gramineous Plant, Aegilops, Genus Aegilops, Agropyron, Genus Agropyron, Agrostis, Genus Agrostis, Alopecurus, Genus Alopecurus, Andropogon, Genus Andropogon, Arrhenatherum, Genus Arrhenatherum, Arundo, Genus Arundo, Avena, Genus Avena, Bromus, Genus Bromus, Bouteloua, Genus Bouteloua, Buchloe, Genus Buchloe, Cenchrus, Genus Cenchrus, Chloris, Genus Chloris, Cortaderia, Genus Cortaderia, Cynodon, Genus Cynodon, Dactylis, Genus Dactylis, Dactyloctenium, Genus Dactyloctenium, Digitaria, Genus Digitaria, Echinochloa, Genus Echinochloa, Eleusine, Genus Eleusine, Elymus, Genus Elymus, Eragrostis, Genus Eragrostis, Erianthus, Genus Erianthus, Festuca, Genus Festuca, Genus Glyceria, Glyceria, Genus Holcus, Holcus, Genus Hordeum, Hordeum, Genus Leymus, Leymus, Genus Lolium, Lolium, Genus Muhlenbergia, Muhlenbergia, Genus Oryza, Oryza, Genus Oryzopsis, Oryzopsis, Genus Panicum, Panicum, Genus Paspalum, Genus Pennisetum, Pennisetum, Genus Phalaris, Phalaris, Genus Phleum, Phleum, Genus Phragmites, Phragmites, Genus Poa, Poa, Meadow Grass, Meadowgrass, Genus Saccharum, Saccharum, Genus Schizachyrium, Schizachyrium, Genus Secale, Secale, Genus Setaria, Setaria, Millet, Genus Sorghum, Sorghum, Genus Spartina, Spartina, Genus Sporobolus, Sporobolus, Genus Stenotaphrum, Stenotaphrum, Genus Triticum, Triticum, Genus Zea, Zea, Genus Zizania, Zizania, Genus Zoisia, Genus Zoysia, Zoisia, Bambuseae, Tribe Bambuseae
Specialized synonyms: Calamagrostis, Genus Calamagrostis
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Lexicographical Neighbors of Gramineae
Literary usage of Gramineae
Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:
1. An Illustrated Flora of the Northern United States, Canada and the British by Nathaniel Lord Britton, Addison Brown (1913)
"... arranged in spikes or spikelets. Fruit a caryopsis (grain) ; stems (culms) mostly hollow in our species. Fam. io. gramineae. i : 107. Orders. ..."
2. Flora of Vermont: A List of the Fern and Seed Plants Growing Without Cultivation by Ezra Brainerd, Vermont Botanical Club, Lewis Ralph Jones, Willard Webster Eggleston (1900)
"E. Canadensis, Michx. Slow streams and ponds ; frequent. VALLISNERIA. EEL-GRASS V. spiralis, L. Quiet, shallow water ; common. gramineae. ..."
3. Descriptive Botany: A Practical Guide to the Classification of Plants, with by Eliza Ann Youmans (1885)
"From this large class we will select examples that belong to the family of grasses or gramineae, the members of which have hollow stems, and the sheaths of ..."