from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • Grown high, as a plant.
  • Covered with tall vegetation.


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  • Because many Brazilian coffees grow at low altitudes, they tend to be less dense than high-grown coffees, which means they often fare poorly when dark-roasted in the style that has become popular at places like Starbucks and Peet's.

    Drippy No More

  • All-encompassing and yet very delicate, it trickles in your bones; slowly it lifts the hairs on your legs, your arms, your chest, in waves like fields of high-grown grass under a gentle wind.

    Zombies vs. Unicorns

  • He seemed to have a passion for smashing through big, high-grown ox-fences, and by degrees his rider came to feel that if there was nothing worse coming, the fun was not bad.

    Phineas Finn

  • He led her into this, and, pausing where a group of high-grown shrubs screened them from all possible passers-by, he spoke with all the passion he had hitherto restrained.

    Mrs. Red Pepper

  • Then the board walk turned abruptly to cross a marsh, high-grown now with ripening cat-tails.

    Lydia of the Pines

  • The shape was shadowy and indeterminate at first; it might have been a bush, a sheaf of straw, a clump of high-grown weeds, for birds fluttered just above it, and the swallows darted down without alarm.

    The Extra Day

  • The bean is high-grown, of medium size, and roundish.

    All About Coffee

  • Antiguas, and other high-grown coffees, that had theretofore been penalized for the small size of bean, soon brought a premium, and have ever since been in great demand.

    All About Coffee

  • To Clarence E. Bickford belongs the credit of having discovered the cup qualities of high-grown Central American coffees.

    All About Coffee

  • Along the shore of the lakes, among the high-grown reeds, they looked in vain.

    Old Indian Legends


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