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 Donacidæ, 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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