: 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

Word History


New Latin, from Latin bromos oats, from Greek

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“Bromus.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 9 Dec. 2023.

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