Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • adj. Of, relating to, or characteristic of grasses.
  • adj. Of or belonging to the grass family.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • adj. Of or pertaining to plants in the grass family (Gramineae).

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • adj. Like, Or pertaining to, grass. See grass, n., 2.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • Grass-like; belonging or pertaining to the order Gramineæ. Also graminaceous, gramineal.

Etymologies

From Latin grāmineus, grassy, from grāmen, grāmin-, grass.
(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
From Latin gramineus. (Wiktionary)

Examples

  • What would we assume if the distribution of those grass paleocommunities corresponded to a thermally disjunct distribution of gramineous species as it is happening today?

    Unthreaded #21 « Climate Audit

  • We passed southwards over large tracts of bush and gramineous plants, with patches of small plantations, manioc and thur; and settlements girt by calabash-trees, cocoas, palmyra and oil palms.

    Two Trips to Gorilla Land and the Cataracts of the Congo

  • We are studying the number of fermenting machines we have in the country to produce torula yeast or other things and to produce millions of liters with (? sotobacteria) which can also be used to fertilize plants, vegetables, and gramineous plants.

    Castro Delivers Speech on ANAP Anniversary

  • I already told you that leguminious plants have rhizomes, but gramineous plants can have (? sotobacteria).

    Castro Delivers Speech on ANAP Anniversary

  • When the dry season started, with all this increased solar energy, gramineous plants sprouted all over the place and smothered the alfalfa.

    Fidel Castro Addresses ICA on Livestock

  • We will have to work hard in this direction with the best gramineous plants and legume banks and areas best suited to our conditions to meet the principle that our basic foods be from the pasture, milk, and beef because we must import grain and its availability is never sure.

    Fidel Castro Addresses ICA on Livestock

  • For a daily diet, we fed the cattle a mixture of 50 pounds of alfalfa, which we had grown as lettuce, and 100 pounds of the gramineous plant coconut (? dermuda).

    Fidel Castro Addresses ICA on Livestock

  • Great experience has been gained in temperate countries in feeding cattle with gramineous plants, legumes, and grain through research and the application of technology.

    Fidel Castro Addresses ICA on Livestock

  • Europe, you can see how easily legumes and gramineous plants are combined.

    Fidel Castro Addresses ICA on Livestock

  • Also, we have a special gramineous plant -- sugarcane -- perhaps the plant most capable of assimilating solar energy and being used for energy.

    Fidel Castro Addresses ICA on Livestock

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  • One of the streets projecting west beyond the traffic island traversed the Corso Orsini and immediately afterwards, as if having achieved an exhausting feat, degenerated into a soft dusty old road with traces of gramineous growth on both sides, but none of pavement.
    --Vladimir Nabokov, 1974, Look at the Harlequins! p. 233

    June 13, 2009