Definition of Phleum
1. Noun. Grasses native to temperate regions.
Generic synonyms: Liliopsid Genus, Monocot Genus
Group relationships: Family Graminaceae, Family Gramineae, Family Poaceae, Graminaceae, Gramineae, Grass Family, Poaceae
Member holonyms: Herd's Grass, Phleum Pratense, Timothy
Definition of Phleum
1. n. A genus of grasses, including the timothy (Phleum pratense), which is highly valued for hay; cat's-tail grass.
Medical Definition of Phleum
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Lexicographical Neighbors of Phleum
Literary usage of Phleum
Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:
1. A Natural History of British Grasses by Edward Joseph Lowe (1871)
"phleum — Reed Mace. Alpinum — Alpine. • EXCLUSIVELY a mountain Grass, ... Mr. Dickson, the discoverer, first recognised phleum alpinum near Garway Moor, ..."
2. English Botany; Or, Coloured Figures of British Plants, with Their Essential by Sir James Edward Smith, James Sowerby (1793)
"phleum Michelii. Miche lian Cai's-tail Grass. ... We scruple not to refer it to phleum, as we have adopted the learned Schrader's ..."
3. The Grasses of Iowa by Louis Hermann Pammel, Julius Buel Weems, Carleton Roy Ball, F. Lamson-Scribner, Harry Foster Bain (1904)
"Bell credits North America with but a single native species, phleum alpinum; Heller also recognizes ... however, two good native species. phleum PRATENSE. ..."
4. The Grasses of Britain by Richard Parnell (1845)
"phleum Boehmei-i is distinguished from phleum pratense in the glumes not ... Outer palea entire at the summit ;—whereas in phleum pratense the awns are very ..."
5. Select Extra-tropical Plants Readily Eligible for Industrial Culture Or by Ferdinand von Mueller (1884)
"pasture among grasses cultivated there next after phleum pra- tense and Poa pratensis (the ... phleum ..."
6. The Americana: A Universal Reference Library, Comprising the Arts and ...by Frederick Converse Beach, George Edwin Rines by Frederick Converse Beach, George Edwin Rines (1912)
"Timothy (phleum), Red Top (Agrostis), Orchard Grass (Dactylis), Brome Grass (Bromus), are some of the grasses cultivated for forage, ..."