Definition of Dactylis
1. Noun. A monocotyledonous grass of the family Gramineae (has only one species).
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 Dactylis
Literary usage of Dactylis
Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:
1. Select Extra-tropical Plants Readily Eligible for Industrial Culture Or by Ferdinand von Mueller (1884)
"... after Phleum pra- tense and Poa pratensis (the latter there called blue grass), and before dactylis glomerata, the orchard-grass of the United States. ..."
2. European Agriculture and Rural Economy: From personal observation by Henry Colman (1851)
"ORCHARD GRASS, OR COCKSFOOT, (dactylis Glomerata.} — The next grass much cultivated, and most esteemed, is the orchard grass, or cocksfoot. ..."
3. Handy Book of the Flower-garden, Being Practical Directions for the by David Thomson (1876)
"dactylis GLOMERATA VARIEGATA—i foot.—A variegated form of a native grass, and one of the most useful edging plants we possess. ..."
4. The Agricultural Grasses of the United States by George Vasey, Clifford Richardson, United States Division of Botany (1884)
"Analyses of dactylis glomerata (orchard grass) from various localities. North Carolina Locality. District of Columbia Maine District of Columbia . ..."