plural noun

: an order of monocotyledonous plants including the grasses and sedges that is characterized by small flowers usually arranged in spikelets with the perianth absent or reduced or represented by bristles or scales and with usually ribbon-shaped leaves

Word History


New Latin, from Latin gramin-, gramen grass + New Latin -ales

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“Graminales.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 20 Jul. 2024.

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