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genus Agrostis

Definition of the noun genus agrostis

What does genus agrostis mean as a name of something?


  1. annual or perennial grasses cosmopolitan in northern hemisphere: bent grass (so named from `bent' meaning an area of unfenced grassland)

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Google previewA Dictionary of English Names of Plants (1884)

Applied in England and Among English-speaking People to Cultivated and Wild Plants, Trees, and Shrubs by William Miller

The genus Agrostis Clover. Trifolium ...

Google previewFoods and Food Production Encyclopedia (2012)

by Douglas M. Considine

genus Agrostis. Redtop, described separately ...

Google previewA Technological Dictionary: explaining the terms of the arts, sciences, literature, professions and trades (1846)


See BENze BENT, bent-grass, a name comm all the species of grasses composi genus Agrostis. There are five species. BEN'z.INE, the name applied b scherlick to the bi-carburet of hy. which is procured by heating 1 acid with lime.

Google previewThe Dictionary of Scientific Terms and Technological Expressions by W. M. Buchanan (1869)

by W. M. Buchanan

BENT, bent-grass, a name common to all the species of grasses composing the genus Agrostis. There are five British | species. BEN'zINE, the name applied by Mitscherlick to the bi-carburet of hydrogen, which is procured by ...

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