Definition of Downy brome
1. Noun. Annual or winter annual grass with softly hairy leaves of the Mediterranean.
Generic synonyms: Brome, Bromegrass
Lexicographical Neighbors of Downy Brome
Literary usage of Downy brome
Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:
1. Dryland Farming in the Northwestern United States: A Nontechnical Overview by DIANE Publishing Company (1993)
"For example, downy brome is a winter annual plant much ... Planting spring crops such as barley in rotation can reduce downy brome problems. ..."
2. Wild Land Shrub and Arid Land Restoration Symposium: Proceedings edited by Bruce A. Roundy, E. Durant McArthur, Jennifer S. Hayley, David K. Mann (1996)
"Cheatgrass or downy brome (Bromus tectorum; Poaceae) was introduced into the Intermountain West through contaminated grain from Eurasia in the late 1800's. ..."
3. A Manual of Weeds: With Descriptions of All the Most Pernicious and by Ada Eljiva Georgia (1914)
"... for if allowed to have its way, it may become as pernicious as that weed. downy brome-GRASS ..."