from The Century Dictionary.
- noun A genus of coarse perennial grasses, of northern temperate regions, allied to Hordeum.
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- noun tall tufted perennial grasses (such as lyme grass or wild rye)
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A new species of _elymus_, which had a purgative and weakening effect upon the animals, had occurred abundantly since leaving the fort.
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