from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun One of the divisions of the Entomophaga, or insectivorous Edentata, established for the reception of the South American ant-eaters of the genera Myrmecophaga and Cyclothurus.


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  • Para grass (Brachiaria mutica), olive hymenachne (Hymenachne amplexicaulis), and salvinia (Salvinia molesta) have transformed wetlands to the detriment of many native species, notably including magpie geese.

    Arnhem Land tropical savanna

  • Bottomlands of tobosa (Hilaria mutica) and big alkalai sacaton (Sporobolus wrightii) were probably the species early Spanish explorers encountered when they reported grasses that were "belly high to a horse".

    Chihuahuan desert

  • These are Melinis minutiflora, very successful in savannas above 600 meters above sea level and rather abundant in Colombia; Hyparrenia rufa, in lowland savannas with poor soils and marked dry season; Panicum maximum, in humid and relatively fertile areas, and Brachiaria mutica in periodically flooded savannas.


  • Appropriate grass species for this system include Napier (Pennisetum purpureum), Guinea (Panicum maximum), Para (Bracharia mutica) and African Star (Cynodon plectostachus).

    Chapter 6

  • Sesban has been grown with the fodder grass Brachiaria mutica in India, and to provide shade to young coffee plants in Kenya.

    Chapter 10

  • Sesban has been grown with the fodder grass Brachiaria mutica in India, and to provide shade to young coffee plants in Kenya In climates where sesban grows more vigorously, weeds are shaded out and companion plants may be adversely affected; this type of growth has been observed in Hawaii and Jamaica (Roshetko et aL 1991).

    Chapter 46

  • Of the six pseudochrysalids which a lucky accident placed at my disposal, four were dead; the other two were furnished by _Zonitis mutica_.

    The Glow-Worm and Other Beetles

  • Similar results were furnished by the shed skin of the secondary larva of _Zonitis mutica_, consisting, like the other, of a bag without an opening, fitting closely over the pseudochrysalis.

    The Glow-Worm and Other Beetles

  • Zonitis mutica, FAB. (parasite of Osmia tridentata).

    Bramble-Bees and Others

  • A fourth, _Zonitis mutica_, whom I did not need to consult, knowing that she was not connected with the matter in hand and being familiar with her pseudochrysalis, completed my school of egg-layers.

    The Glow-Worm and Other Beetles


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