Definition of Arundo
1. Noun. Any of several coarse tall perennial grasses of most warm areas: reeds.
Generic synonyms: Liliopsid Genus, Monocot Genus
Group relationships: Family Graminaceae, Family Gramineae, Family Poaceae, Graminaceae, Gramineae, Grass Family, Poaceae
Member holonyms: Arundo Donax, Giant Reed
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Lexicographical Neighbors of Arundo
Literary usage of Arundo
Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:
1. English Botany; Or, Coloured Figures of British Plants, with Their Essential ...by Sir James Edward Smith, James Sowerby by Sir James Edward Smith, James Sowerby (1793)
"It is next akin to the foreign Agrostis arundinacea, which is likewise surely an arundo, as Linnaeus originally, and Schrader recently, bu made it. ..."
2. The Letters of Junius by Junius (1834)
"Haeret later! lethalis arundo. To Sir William Draper, Knight of the Bath. sIR, September 25, 1769. AFTER so long an interval, I did not ex- pect to ..."
3. The Plants of the Bible by John Hutton Balfour (1885)
"Judging from the names given by Greek and Roman authors to the plants of Syria and Egypt, we may conjecture that in these passages a species of arundo was ..."
4. Flora scotica, or, A description of Scottish plants, arranged both according by William Jackson Hooker (1821)
"arundo. * Calyces \-flowered (Calamagrostis of authors), t Corolla awned. HAB. ... U- ** Calyces many-flowered (arundo of authors). 4. ..."