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from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. A genus of grasses which includes 3 species, all natives of Australia, characterized by the ovoid or cylindrical spike and sessile spikelets, and a single terminal hermaphrodite flower with rarely a male flower below it. N. Mitchelliana is a low thickly-growing species which endures drought and produces a good pasture feed. See mulga-grass.


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