grass family

grass family
noun
the grasses: chiefly herbaceous but some woody plants including cereals; bamboo; reeds; sugar cane
Hypernyms: ↑monocot family, ↑liliopsid family
Hyponyms: ↑Calamagrostis, ↑genus Calamagrostis
Member Holonyms: ↑Graminales, ↑order Graminales
Member Meronyms:
gramineous plant, ↑graminaceous plant, ↑Aegilops, ↑genus Aegilops, ↑Agropyron, ↑genus Agropyron, ↑Agrostis, ↑genus Agrostis, ↑Alopecurus, ↑genus Alopecurus, ↑Andropogon, ↑genus Andropogon, ↑Arrhenatherum, ↑genus Arrhenatherum, ↑Arundo, ↑genus Arundo, ↑Avena, ↑genus Avena, ↑Bromus, ↑genus Bromus, ↑Bouteloua, ↑genus Bouteloua, ↑Buchloe, ↑genus Buchloe, ↑Cenchrus, ↑genus Cenchrus, ↑Chloris, ↑genus Chloris, ↑Cortaderia, ↑genus Cortaderia, ↑Cynodon, ↑genus Cynodon, ↑Dactylis, ↑genus Dactylis, ↑Dactyloctenium, ↑genus Dactyloctenium, ↑Digitaria, ↑genus Digitaria, ↑Echinochloa, ↑genus Echinochloa, ↑Eleusine, ↑genus Eleusine, ↑Elymus, ↑genus Elymus, ↑Eragrostis, ↑genus Eragrostis, ↑Erianthus, ↑genus Erianthus, ↑Festuca, ↑genus Festuca, ↑Glyceria, ↑genus Glyceria, ↑Holcus, ↑genus Holcus, ↑Hordeum, ↑genus Hordeum, ↑Leymus, ↑genus Leymus, ↑Lolium, ↑genus Lolium, ↑Muhlenbergia, ↑genus Muhlenbergia, ↑Oryza, ↑genus Oryza, ↑Oryzopsis, ↑genus Oryzopsis, ↑Panicum, ↑genus Panicum, ↑genus Paspalum, ↑Pennisetum, ↑genus Pennisetum, ↑Phalaris, ↑genus Phalaris, ↑Phleum, ↑genus Phleum, ↑Phragmites, ↑genus Phragmites, ↑Poa, ↑genus Poa, ↑meadowgrass, ↑meadow grass, ↑Saccharum, ↑genus Saccharum, ↑Schizachyrium, ↑genus Schizachyrium, ↑Secale, ↑genus Secale, ↑Setaria, ↑genus Setaria, ↑millet, ↑genus Sorghum, ↑Sorghum, ↑Spartina, ↑genus Spartina, ↑Sporobolus, ↑genus Sporobolus, ↑Stenotaphrum, ↑genus Stenotaphrum, ↑Triticum, ↑genus Triticum, ↑Zea, ↑genus Zea, ↑Zizania, ↑genus Zizania, ↑genus Zoysia, ↑Zoisia, ↑genus Zoisia, ↑Bambuseae, ↑tribe Bambuseae

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noun

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the large plant family Gramineae (or Poaceae), characterized by mostly herbaceous but sometimes woody plants with hollow and jointed stems, narrow sheathing leaves, petalless flowers borne in spikelets, and fruit in the form of seedlike grain, and including bamboo, sugar cane, numerous grasses, and cereal grains such as barley, corn, oats, rice, rye, and wheat.

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grass family,
a large group of plants that have jointed stems and long, narrow leaves, flower spikelets, and fruit often consisting of seedlike grain. It is the most important plant in its usefulness to man, including the cereal grains, sugar cane, bamboo, many forage crops, and many ornamental varieties.

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