Definition of Blackseed

1. Noun. Grass native to West Indies but common in southern United States having tufted wiry stems often infested with a dark fungus.

Exact synonyms: Carpet Grass, Smut Grass, Sporobolus Poiretii
Group relationships: Genus Sporobolus, Sporobolus
Generic synonyms: Drop-seed, Dropseed



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Lexicographical Neighbors of Blackseed

blackmoor
blackmoors
blackness
blacknesses
blackout
blackout lamp
blackouts
blackpoll
blackpolls
blackroot
blackroots
blacks
blacksalter
blacksaunt
blackseed (current term)
blackshirt
blackshirts
blacksmelt
blacksmith
blacksmithies
blacksmithing
blacksmithings
blacksmiths
blacksmithy
blacksnake
blacksnakes
blackspeak
blacksploitation
blackspot

Literary usage of Blackseed

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1. Transactions of the Kansas Academy of Science by Kansas Academy of Science (1899)
"Creeping bush-clover. Coffey county. (H) 43. Medicago lupulina L. blackseed hop-clover. Lyon and other counties of southeastern Kansas. ..."

2. A History of American Manufactures from 1608 to 1860 by Edwin Troxell Freedley, John Leander Bishop, Edward Young (1866)
"The crops of blackseed cotton, in this and two following years, were nearly cut off by the "rot," in consequence of which, and of the low price of cotton, ..."

3. Transactions of the Annual Meetings of the Kansas Academy of Science by Kansas Academy of Science, Kansas Academy of Science Meeting (1899)
"Creeping bush-clover. Coffey county. (H) 43. Medicago lupulina L. blackseed hop-clover. Lyon and other counties of southeastern Kansas. ..."

4. Garden Farming by Lee Cleveland Corbett (1913)
"Standard cutting lettuces are (1) Simpson's blackseed, a strong growing sort well suited to either house or outdoor culture; (2) Grand Rapids Forcing, ..."

5. Use of water in irrigation by Samuel Fortier (1916)
"... cost of production of the long staples, such as Durango, Snowflake and blackseed would be about $55, the difference being in the picking and ginning. ..."

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