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- adj. Of, pertaining to, or resembling a grass
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- adj. Pertaining to, or resembling, the grasses; gramineous.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- Same as gramineous.
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But the graminaceous plants do not usually have bacteria associated with their roots to fix nitrogen from the air.
"Commonness will prevail," as De Candolle said in speaking of the graminaceous plants.
Silica, indeed, if at all capable of producing a beneficial effect, ought to be useful to these crops, either by strengthening the straw, or stems of graminaceous plants, or otherwise benefiting them; but, after deducting the amount of silica from the total amount of mineral matters in the wheat produced from one acre, only a trifling quantity of other and more valuable fertilizing ash constituents of plants will be left.
wen yew looks closely, it never ceases to amaze me wut yew can see in the most ordinary of activities. notice here, as this small creature navigates the complex steps of assembling its fud. it has applied a lipid substance to the surface of a set of metallic pans, crafted to hold a mixture of masticated cucurbitacea, sucrose, and finely ground graminaceous seeds.