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from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. A canelike grass of southern Europe (Arundo Donax), used for fishing rods, etc.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. A species of grass of the genus Arundo (A. Donax), occasionally cultivated in gardens, and attaining a height of 8 or 10 feet.
  • n. [capitalized] A genus of siphonate lamellibranchiate bivalves, of the family Donacid√¶, having equivalve shells of triangular form, the umbo at the obtuse angle of the triangle, the margin entire and perfectly coaptated, and the surface usually striped with col-or from beak to margin. The species are numerous, and are known as wedge-shells. D. denticulatus is a typical example.

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