Definition of Grass family

1. Noun. The grasses: chiefly herbaceous but some woody plants including cereals; bamboo; reeds; sugar cane.

Exact synonyms: Family Graminaceae, Family Gramineae, Family Poaceae, Graminaceae, Gramineae, Poaceae
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 Grass Family

graspingness
graspingnesses
graspless
grasps
graspt

Literary usage of Grass family

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1. Cyclopedia of American Horticulture: Comprising Suggestions for Cultivation by Liberty Hyde Bailey, Wilhelm Miller (1900)
"To learn to distinguish plants of the grass family is easy, but to discriminate ... In number of species the grass family occupies the fifth place with 3500 ..."

2. Plant Life of Alabama: An Account of the Distribution, Modes of Association by Charles Theodore Mohr (1901)
"Yellow-eyed grass family. XYRIS b.Sp. PI. 1:42. 1753.' About 50 species, mostly of the tropical and subtropical none. Perennials, chiefly in America, ..."

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