Definition of Secale cereale
1. Noun. Hardy annual cereal grass widely cultivated in northern Europe where its grain is the chief ingredient of black bread and in North America for forage and soil improvement.
Group relationships: Genus Secale, Secale
Generic synonyms: Cereal, Cereal Grass
Terms within: Rye
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Literary usage of Secale cereale
Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:
1. Southern Field Crops (exclusive of Forage Plants) by John Frederick Duggar (1911)
"I. RYE — secale cereale Rye is an annual winter-growing grain. The acreage in the South is very small compared with that of oats or wheat. ..."
2. The Grasses of Iowa by Louis Hermann Pammel, Julius Buel Weems, Carleton Roy Ball, F. Lamson-Scribner, Harry Foster Bain (1904)
"Two species, the secale cereale and S. fragile, both native of the Old World. The original species of S. cereale known as 5. montanum Guss, grows upon the ..."
3. The Small Grains by Mark Alfred Carleton (1920)
"There is only the one species of any importance in cultivation. 147. Cultivated rye (secale cereale, Linn.). — Four groups of varieties of cultivated rye ..."
4. A Text-book of Grasses with Especial Reference to the Economic Species of by Albert Spear Hitchcock (1914)
"Inflorescence (head), XH; i_ • i_ i secale cereale L. Rye. ... secale cereale. nerved, the apex tapering into a straight spikelet, X2. awn about an inch ..."