Definition of Phalaris canariensis
1. Noun. Canary Islands grass; seeds used as feed for caged birds.
Generic synonyms: Grass
Group relationships: Genus Phalaris, Phalaris
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Literary usage of Phalaris canariensis
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1. The Repertory of Patent Inventions: And Other Discoveries and Improvements (1815)
"Note on the Use of the Flour of the Phalaris canariensis, for sizing Muslins and other Stuffs. By M. MARCEL DE SERKES. From the ANNALES DBS ARTS ET ..."
2. An Illustrated Flora of the Northern United States, Canada and the British by Nathaniel Lord Britton, Addison Brown (1913)
"Phalaris canariensis L. Sp. PI. 54. 1753. More or less roughened, culms i°-3° tall, erect, simple or branched, glabrous. Sheaths shorter than the internodes ..."
3. Publications by English Dialect Society (1886)
"Phalaris canariensis, L.—General. 'Sic dicta tum quod ab Insulis ... (1) Phalaris canariensis, L.—Lyte, and still so called generally. ..."
4. The Grasses of Great Britain by John Edward Sowerby, Charles Johnson (1861)
"Phalaris canariensis. Cultivated Canary Grass. PLATE X. Inflorescence ovate, compact, spicate. Glumes boat-shaped, the keel extending into a broad, ..."