Definition of Holcus

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




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Lexicographical Neighbors of Holcus

Hokey Cokey
Hokie
Hokies
Hokkaido
Hokkianese
Hokkien
Hokusai
Holargos
Holarrhena
Holarrhena antidysenterica
Holarrhena pubescens
Holbein
Holbein the Elder
Holbein the Younger
Holbrookia
Holcus
Holcus lanatus
Holcus mollis
Hold 'em
Holden's line
Holi
Holiness
Holinesses
Holl's ligament
Holland
Holland gin
Hollander
Hollander test
Hollanders
Hollandic

Literary usage of Holcus

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1. The Grasses of Iowa by Louis Hermann Pammel, Julius Buel Weems, Carleton Roy Ball, F. Lamson-Scribner, Harry Foster Bain (1904)
"holcus L. (in part) Sp. P1. 1047. 1753. Endlicher. Gen. P1. 81. ... holcus lanatus L. Sp. P1. 1048. 1753. Watson and Coulter. Gray. Man. Bot. 652. pi. i2. ..."

2. The Library of Agricultural and Horticultural Knowledge: With an Appendix on by John Baxter (1830)
"... part of the essential discriminating character of Avena and that of holcus, ... neuter floret enclosed in one calyx belongs to the soft grass (holcus). ..."

3. History of Ancient Egypt by George Rawlinson (1881)
"Cultivation of Wheat — of Barley — of the Doora or holcus Sorghum. Great Variety of other Crops. System of Irrigation employed. ..."

4. Resources of the Southern Fields and Forests, Medical, Economical, and by Francis Peyre Porcher (1869)
"... as well as holcus odoratus, contains benzoic acid. (Wilson.) It is thought to improve the quality of mutton, and to give fragrance to butter made of the ..."

5. Handbook of the Flora of Philadelphia and Vicinity: Containing Data Relating by Ida Augusta Keller, Stewardson Brown (1905)
"holcus L. 1. holcus LANATUS L. Meadow Soft-grass, Velvet-grass. M. p. 115. Fields, meadows and waste places. Summer. 36. AIRA L. HAIR-GRASS. ..."

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