Definition of Lolium

1. Noun. Darnel; ryegrass.




Definition of Lolium

1. a grass type plant [n -S]

Medical Definition of Lolium

1. Common member of the gramineae family used as cattle fodder. It harbors several fungi and other parasites toxic to livestock and people and produces allergenic compounds, especially in its pollen. The most commonly seen varieties are l. Perenne, l. Multiflorum, and l. Rigidum. (12 Dec 1998)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Lolium

lokorys
lokshen
lolapaloosa
lolapalooza
lolcow
lolcows
loli
lolicons
loligo
loligos
loliism
loline
lolis
lolium (current term)
loliums
loll
loll around
lollapalooza
lollapaloozas
lolled
loller
lollers
lolli-pop
lolli pop
lollies
lolling
lollingite
lollingites

Literary usage of Lolium

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1. Edinburgh Medical Journal (1876)
"lolium multiflorum (De Candolle), and lolium tennis (Linnaeus). Some of these are valuable as pasture or forage grasses, but two of them—lolium temulentum ..."

2. Proceedings of the Royal Society of London by Royal Society (Great Britain) (1903)
"... very equally spaced from the extreme red to the violet, and with dark spaces between them. " The Seed-fungus of lolium temulentum, L., the Darnel. ..."

3. Forage Plants and Their Culture by Charles Vancouver Piper (1914)
"The name " rye-grass " or " ray- grass," as applied to species of lolium, did not originate from any fancied resemblance to rye. ..."

4. The Proceedings of the Iowa Academy of Science by Iowa Academy of Science (1891)
"There are some striking differences in the leaves of Festuca and lolium. ... lolium PERENNE. (PI. ix, Fig. 3; PI. xi, Fig. 8.) Epidermis. ..."

5. Organography of Plants, Especially of the Archegoniata and Spermaphyta by Karl Goebel, Isaac Bayley Balfour (1905)
"In lolium these are developed upon the terminal free spikelet, ... In lolium temulentum, especially in the lower flowers of the inflorescence, ..."

6. Dictionary of Phrase and Fable: Giving the Derivation, Source, Or Origin of by Ebenezer Cobham Brewer (1898)
"An ingenious derivation is given by Bailey, who suggests the Latin word lolium (darnel), because these reformers were deemed " tares in ..."

7. Pharmacographia Indica: A History of the Principal Drugs of Vegetable Origin by William Dymock (1893)
"This plant was known to the Romans as lolium, and is mentioned by Virgil (Georg. I) as " infelix lolium." Ovid (Fast, i.) speaks of it as injurious to the ..."

8. A Natural History of British Grasses by Edward Joseph Lowe (1864)
"lolium—Darnel. Multiflorum—Many-flowered. SUPPOSED to have been introduced into England from Italy. Stem upright, rough, and striated, bearing four or five ..."

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