Definition of Pennisetum
1. Noun. A genus of Old World grasses.
Generic synonyms: Liliopsid Genus, Monocot Genus
Group relationships: Family Graminaceae, Family Gramineae, Family Poaceae, Graminaceae, Gramineae, Grass Family, Poaceae
Member holonyms: Bulrush Millet, Cattail Millet, Pearl Millet, Pennisetum Americanum, Pennisetum Glaucum, Fountain Grass, Pennisetum Ruppelii, Pennisetum Setaceum, Feathertop, Feathertop Grass, Pennistum Villosum
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Lexicographical Neighbors of Pennisetum
Literary usage of Pennisetum
Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:
1. Favourite Flowers of Garden and Greenhouse by Edward Step (1897)
"Genus pennisetum pennisetum (Latin, penna, a feather, and setu, a bristle). A genus of about forty species of (mostly) greenhouse grasses. ..."
2. The Grasses of Iowa by Louis Hermann Pammel, Julius Buel Weems, Carleton Roy Ball, F. Lamson-Scribner, Harry Foster Bain (1904)
"pennisetum. pennisetum Pers. Syn. 1: 72. 1805. Endlicher. Gen. H1. 85. in part. Bentham and Hooker Gen. P1. 3: 1105. Hackel Engler and Prantl. Nat. Pflanz. ..."
3. Lost Crops of Africa: Grains edited by F. R. Ruskin (1999)
"Two wild and weedy subspecies (pennisetum glaucum subspecies ... Among other possibly useful wild species are pennisetum ..."