from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. A very large and important genus of grasses, found in nearly all parts of the world. It includes the lemon grass of Ceylon and the beard grass, or broom sedge, of the United States. The principal subgenus is Sorghum, including Andropogon sorghum and Andropogon halepensis, from which have been derived the Chinese sugar cane, the Johnson grass, the Aleppo grass, the broom corn, and the durra, or Indian millet. Several East Indian species, as Andropogon nardus and Andropogon schœnanthus, yield fragrant oils, used in perfumery.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. A large genus of grasses, mostly natives of warm countries.

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

  • n. tall annual or perennial grasses with spikelike racemes; warm regions


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  • "Andropogon schænanthus" amended to _Andropogon schœnanthus_.

    Catalogue of Economic Plants in the Collection of the U. S. Department of Agriculture

  • Guiera senegalensis, Acacia spp. and Lannea spp., and grasses such as Andropogon gayanus.

    'W' National Park, Niger

  • On the higher zones, the grassland is dominated by grasses, such as Andropogon bicornis, Paspalum laxum, and Sporobolus spp.

    Beni savanna

  • · Supplement the feed with grasses such as Andropogon annulatus (marvel grass), Panicum isachne and Cynodon dactylon.

    Chapter 35

  • The savanna grasslands consist mainly of Panicum, Ctenium, Andropogon, Elionurus and Cymbopogon species varied by thickets of Bauhinia, Combretum and Gardenia species.

    Comoé National Park, Côte d'Ivoire

  • Terminalia spp. including T. avicennioides, shea nut Butyrospermum parkii, Uapaca somon, Lophira lanceolata, Protea elliotii, Burkea Africana, the nationally threatened Borassus aethiopum (VU), Mitragyna inermis, Entada abyssinica with a grassy ground cover of Andropogon spp.

    Comoé National Park, Côte d'Ivoire

  • The average annual temperature is between 82° F and 86° F. Today the valley is covered by grasslands for cattle ranching with introduced grass species like Bracchiaria spp. and indigenous grasses as Andropogon spp.

    Sinú Valley dry forests

  • Exotheca abyssinica, Andropogon amethystinus, and A. kilimandscharicus, with scattered bushes of Adenocarpus mannii, Kotschya recurvifolia and Myrica meyeri-johannis.

    Kilimanjaro National Park, Tanzania

  • Climax grasses include tall bunch grasses such as sea coast bluestem (Andropogon scoparuium var. littoralis), eastern gamagrass (Tripsacum dactyloides), gulf muhly (Mulenbergia capiallris var. filipes), and several species of panicum.

    Western Gulf coastal grasslands

  • Andropogon describes this project as a “working landscape” but we might prefer calling it an “event landscape,” wherein natural processes are co-opted into a cybernetic amalgam of landscape, architecture, geology, biology and institutional pedagogy.

    Archive 2009-06-01


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