plural noun Gra·min·e·ae \grəˈminēˌē\

Definition of Gramineae

  1. :  a large family of monocotyledonous plants (order Graminales) with culms hollow, leaves generally 2-ranked, and fruit a caryopsis — see grass — compare bamboo, cereal

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Origin and Etymology of gramineae

New Latin, Latin, from feminine plural of gramineus

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a brief usually trivial fact

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