from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. A genus of grasses; the bromegrass (which see).
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- n. a genus of grasses of the family Gramineae
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Above, see the slender-flowered fibrils, unceasingly swayed, of the purply amourette, which sheds in profusion its yellowy anthers; the snowy pyramids of the field and water glyceria; the green locks of the barren bromus; the tapered plumes of the agrosits, called wind-ears; violet-hued hopes with which first dreams are crowned, and which stand out on the grey ground of flax where the light radiates round these blossoming herbs.
Along the edges of the meadows beneath the pines and throughout the greater part of the Valley tall ribbon-leaved grasses grow in abundance, chiefly bromus, triticum and agrostis.
(_bromus_, the bumble bee) came winging his flight from the eastern valley, and lit on the knee of one of the men.
(_bromus, the humble-bee_) came winging his flight from the eastern valley, and lit on the knee of one of the men.
The Exploring Expedition to the Rocky Mountains, Oregon and California To which is Added a Description of the Physical Geography of California, with Recent Notices of the Gold Region from the Latest and Most Authentic Sources