from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. A small genus of tall perennial reedy grasses, of tropical and subtropical America, with very long leaves and large, dense, plume-like panicles. G. argenteum, the pampas-grass, is highly ornamental and frequently cultivated.
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The tablones, or grounds planted with sugar-canes, are divided by hedges of a colossal gramen; the lata, or gynerium, with distich leaves.