Definition of Genus secale
1. Noun. Cereal grass widely cultivated for its grain: rye.
Generic synonyms: Liliopsid Genus, Monocot Genus
Group relationships: Family Graminaceae, Family Gramineae, Family Poaceae, Graminaceae, Gramineae, Grass Family, Poaceae
Member holonyms: Rye, Secale Cereale
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Lexicographical Neighbors of Genus Secale
Literary usage of Genus secale
Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:
1. Fungous Diseases of Plants: With Chapters on Physiology, Culture Methods and by Benjamin Minge Duggar (1909)
"For example, the mildew on rye is limited to species of the genus Secale. The same is true with reference to the bluegrass mildew on species of Poa. ..."
2. The Grasses of Iowa by Louis Hermann Pammel, Julius Buel Weems, Carleton Roy Ball, F. Lamson-Scribner, Harry Foster Bain (1901)
"The other known species of the genus Secale inhabit western central Asia or the southeast of Europe. In central Asia rye is spontaneous and grows as thickly ..."
3. Foods and Their Adulteration: Origin, Manufacture, and Composition of Food by Harvey Washington Wiley (1917)
"to the genus Secale. Only one species (Secale cereale L.) is commonly cultivated, but this species has a great many different varieties or races. ..."
4. Origin of Cultivated Plants by Alphonse de Candolle (1886)
"This seems the more probable that the five or six known species of the genus Secale inhabit western temperate ..."