American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- n. Any of various grasses of the genus Bromus, native to temperate regions and including several weeds and ornamentals and some species important for forage. Also called bromegrass.
Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
GNU Webster's 1913
- n. (Chem.) See bromine.
- n. any of various woodland and meadow grasses of the genus Bromus; native to temperate regions
- New Latin Bromus, genus name, from Greek bromos, oats. (American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
“It's proving a bad year for brome, which is increasingly moving off headlands into the main parts of fields.”
“More difficult grassweeds such as brome are now widespread and blackgrass is relatively common, albeit in small patches.”
“Curious sampler: Take a breath and get grip, brome slice.”
“So I'll play safe and stick to a simple list: brown bent, totter, sheep's fescue, crested dog's tail, cock's foot, sweet vernal, soft brome – poetic names of common hay meadow grasses that reflect a bygone era of agriculture.”
“Today, introduced annual grasses, including various species of avens, brome, fescue, and barley, occupy most of the remaining grassland areas.”
“September 28, 2009 at 6:16 am duz her has eh brome?”
“Adams Point is home to robust knotweed, hairy brome grass and lined bulrush, all rare in the state.”
“An aggressive European interloper carelessly introduced by ranchers, brome grass sprouts early, snatching what little spring rain falls before native species have a chance.”
“They have been supplanted by rough Mojave shrubs like creosote and bursage, which dot the grounds amidst tall tufts of red brome grass.”
“The highly flammable cheatgrass brome also greatly increases the incidence of fire.”
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