Definition of Chloris
1. Noun. Tufted or perennial or annual grasses having runners: finger grass; windmill grass.
Generic synonyms: Liliopsid Genus, Monocot Genus
Group relationships: Family Graminaceae, Family Gramineae, Family Poaceae, Graminaceae, Gramineae, Grass Family, Poaceae
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Lexicographical Neighbors of Chloris
Literary usage of Chloris
Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:
1. Poetica Erotica: A Collection of Rare and Curious Amatory Verse by Thomas Robert Smith (1921)
"chloris SAW ME SIGH AND TREMBLE (From Vinculum ... And then ask'd why I did so; Love like mine can ill dissemble:— chloris, 'tis for love of you, ..."
2. The Poems of Richard Lovelace: Lucasta, Etc. by Richard Lovelace (1906)
"... The Windes have brought their hyre of sweet To see Amyntor chloris greet;' Balme and Nard, and each perfume, To blesse this payre chafe and consume; ..."
3. Elizabethan Songs "in Honour of Love and Beautie." by Andrew Lang, Edmund Henry Garrett (1891)
"Peace, chloris, peace ! or singing die, That together you and I To heaven may go : For all we know Of what the blessed do above Is that they sing, ..."
4. Catalogue of the Birds in the British Museum by Richard Bowdler Sharpe, British Museum (Natural History). Dept. of Zoology (1892)
"The true H. chloris of Scopoli quite possible that some of them ... The females are greener and distinct. not so easy to distinguish from H. chloris, ..."
5. The Poetry of Robert Burns by Robert Burns (1897)
"On my visit the other day to my fair chloris (that is the poetic name of the lovely ... For chloris see post, p. 482, Prefatory Note to Lassie wi' the ..."