cereal grass

cereal grass
grass whose starchy grains are used as food: wheat; rice; rye; oats; maize; buckwheat; millet
Syn: ↑cereal
Derivationally related forms: ↑cereal (for: ↑cereal)
Hypernyms: ↑grass

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