from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun In anc. masonry, herring-bone work: so called from the resemblance of the position of the blocks of any two contiguous courses to that of the grains in an ear of wheat.


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  • For example, Eurasian Watermilfoil (Myriophyllum spicatum), a non-indigenous plant life with no easy local means for curtailment, thrives in acidic, carbon rich waterways (such as US lakes have become due to their containing acid rain and serving as carbon sinks).

    Running Out Of Fossil Fuels: A Cause For Glee?

  • Submerged vegetation includes Ceratophyllum demersum, Myriophyllum spicatum, Potamogeton hoggariensis, Chara and Ekebergia sp.

    Tassili N'Ajjer National Park, Algeria

  • The principal species in forest type five are Tristania obovata, Palaquium cochleariifolium, and Parastemon spicatum, and type six resembles open savanna woodland, with the most abundant species being Dactylocladus stenostachys, Garcinia cuneifolia, Litsea crassifolia, and Parastemon spicatum.

    Borneo peat swamp forests

  • The common grasses of the zone are Danthonia cachemyriana, Calamogrostis emodensis, Agrostis pilosula and Trisetum spicatum; the main sedge species are Kobresia roylei and Carex nubigena.

    Nanda Devi and Valley of Flowers National Park, India

  • Other important plant species in the freshwater habitats include pondweed (Potamogeton crispus), water milfoil (Myriophyllum spicatum), tape-grass (Ottelia alismoides), and buckbean (Nymphoides peltata).

    Yellow Sea saline meadow

  • An effort at Otter Point Creek to track the invasion and colonization of the non-native SAV species Hydrilla verticillata and Myriophyllum spicatum is underway.

    Chesapeake Bay National Estuarine Research Reserve, Maryland

  • Such species as Agropyron spicatum, Festuca idahoensis, and Elymus condensatus, and the associated species Poa scabrella, Koeleria cristata, Elymus sitanion, Stipa comata, and Agropyron smithii originally dominated the Palouse prairie grassland.

    Palouse grasslands

  • The loss of bluebunch wheatgrass (Agropyron spicatum) communities in the Owyhee Uplands portion of the ecoregion due to overgrazing in arid conditions.

    Snake-Columbia shrub steppe

  • -- EURASIAN WATER MILFOIL (Myriophyllum spicatum) grows thickly from the bottom and mats on the surface.

    Catch More Largemouth Bass in Weeds in Early Spring

  • This form, sometimes known as Pennisetum spicatum, is still grown in Spain and North Africa.

    4. Pearl Millet


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