Definition of Genus Xerophyllum
1. Noun. Small genus of North American herbs having grasslike basal leaves: squaw grass; sometimes placed in family Melanthiaceae.
Generic synonyms: Liliid Monocot Genus
Group relationships: Family Liliaceae, Liliaceae, Lily Family
Member holonyms: Bear Grass, Squaw Grass, Xerophyllum Tenax
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Lexicographical Neighbors of Genus Xerophyllum
Literary usage of Genus Xerophyllum
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1. Resources of the Southern Fields and Forests, Medical, Economical, and by Francis Peyre Porcher (1869)
"I would invite others to an examination of this plant as a remedial agent, as well as the allied genus Xerophyllum and others. ITCH-WEED; INDIAN POKE; ..."