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from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. A genus of grasses, including the timothy (Phleum pratense), which is highly valued for hay; cat's-tail grass.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. A genus of grasses of the tribe AgrostideƦ, type of the subtribe PhleoideƦ, and characterized by the dense cylindrical or ovoid spike, with the empty glumes wingless, mucronate, or short-awned, and much longer than the flowering one.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. grasses native to temperate regions

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