Phleum

noun Phle·um \ˈflēəm\

Definition of Phleum

  1. :  a genus of grasses that are natives of temperate regions and have dense oblong or terete spike and long mucronate empty glumes — see timothy

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Origin and Etymology of phleum

New Latin, probably from Greek phleōs wool-tufted reed


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