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bromegrass(ˈbrəʊmˌɡrɑːs) (brəʊm) or
(Plants) any of various grasses of the genus Bromus, having small flower spikes in loose drooping clusters. Some species are used for hay
[C18: via Latin from Greek bromos oats, of obscure origin]
any of various weeds and forage grasses of the genus Bromus, having clusters of flower spikelets.
[1750–60; < New Latin Brom(us) genus name (< Greek brómos oats) + grass]
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|Noun||1.||bromegrass - any of various woodland and meadow grasses of the genus Bromus; native to temperate regions|
grass - narrow-leaved green herbage: grown as lawns; used as pasture for grazing animals; cut and dried as hay
awnless bromegrass, Bromus inermis - drought-resistant perennial with awns lacking or very short and long creeping rhizomes; Europe and temperate Asia
Bromus secalinus, chess, cheat - weedy annual native to Europe but widely distributed as a weed especially in wheat
Bromus tectorum, cheatgrass, downy brome, downy bromegrass, downy cheat, downy chess, drooping brome - annual or winter annual grass with softly hairy leaves of the Mediterranean