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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This may be seen in the underground stolons of _Panicum repens_ and in the ordinary aerial branches of _Arundo Donax_.
The vegetation of undulated ground continues unchanged, very poor and stunted; in ravines below the main descent, Stipa is very common; in others, a large Andropogon occurs near the mouth of the gorge along the bed of the river, also _Jhow_ in patches, and one patch of Donax.
Cabul; the place is chiefly remarkable for two or three Saccharoid grasses, Stipa common, Polypogon, Donax, Dracocephala of Quettah and the
The best single part of the planting is the reed (_Arundo Donax_) overtopping the exochorda.
The only such animal seen was a small Donax, which burrows and conceals itself in the sand, a little beneath its surface, where the low beach was alternately covered and left bare by every advancing and retreating wave.
_Donax_, _Venus_, and _Mactra_, that are so common on flat sandy shores.
We, besides, found in them at least two species of Pecten, with two species of Terebratula, -- the one smooth, the other sulcated; a bivalve resembling a Donax; another bivalve, evidently a Gervillia, though apparently of a species not yet described; and the ill-preserved rings of large Ammonites, from ten inches to a foot in diameter.
_) Advance hither to the main body, Donax, with your crowbar; you, Simalio, to the left wing; you, Syriscus, to the right.
_] [Footnote 8: As Donax.] [Footnote 9: V. corbis, _Lam.