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  • n. Any of several grasses of the genus Phalaris

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. A genus of grasses, type of the tribe Phalarideæ, characterized by the dense spike, head, or thyrsus, the lower two glumes larger than the others, the third and fourth short and blunt or bristle-like, and the fifth broader and thinner.
  • n. In zoology, a genus of hemipterous insects.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. a genus of grasses with broad leaves and a dense spike of flowers


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