Bro·​mus | \ ˈbrōməs\

Definition of Bromus

: a large genus of grasses (family Gramineae) that are native to temperate regions, comprise the bromegrasses, and have large often drooping spikelets and lemmas usually awned near the 2-toothed apex

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History and Etymology for Bromus

New Latin, from Latin bromos oats, from Greek

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