Definition of Holcus
1. Noun. A genus of Old World grasses widely cultivated in America.
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 Holcus
Literary usage of Holcus
Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:
1. The Grasses of Iowa by Louis Hermann Pammel, Julius Buel Weems, Carleton Roy Ball, F. Lamson-Scribner, Harry Foster Bain (1904)
"holcus L. (in part) Sp. P1. 1047. 1753. Endlicher. Gen. P1. 81. ... holcus lanatus L. Sp. P1. 1048. 1753. Watson and Coulter. Gray. Man. Bot. 652. pi. i2. ..."
2. The Library of Agricultural and Horticultural Knowledge: With an Appendix on by John Baxter (1830)
"... part of the essential discriminating character of Avena and that of holcus, ... neuter floret enclosed in one calyx belongs to the soft grass (holcus). ..."
3. History of Ancient Egypt by George Rawlinson (1881)
"Cultivation of Wheat — of Barley — of the Doora or holcus Sorghum. Great Variety of other Crops. System of Irrigation employed. ..."
4. Resources of the Southern Fields and Forests, Medical, Economical, and by Francis Peyre Porcher (1869)
"... as well as holcus odoratus, contains benzoic acid. (Wilson.) It is thought to improve the quality of mutton, and to give fragrance to butter made of the ..."
5. Handbook of the Flora of Philadelphia and Vicinity: Containing Data Relating by Ida Augusta Keller, Stewardson Brown (1905)
"holcus L. 1. holcus LANATUS L. Meadow Soft-grass, Velvet-grass. M. p. 115. Fields, meadows and waste places. Summer. 36. AIRA L. HAIR-GRASS. ..."