elephant grass


Also found in: Thesaurus, Medical, Legal, Financial, Encyclopedia, Wikipedia.
Related to elephant grass: Pennisetum purpureum

elephant grass

n
(Plants) any of various stout tropical grasses or grasslike plants, esp Pennisetum purpureum, and Typha elephantina, a type of reed mace

el′ephant grass`


n.
a cattail, Typha elephantina, of S Asia, used for making rope and baskets.
[1825–35]
Mentioned in ?
References in periodicals archive ?
The diphenylamine test was performed in elephant grass samples, and consists in adding one drop of the reagent solution (0.
Drain For Keeping Free From Hyacinth, Patera, Elephant Grass, Floating Grass And Other Miscellaneous Floating Material Etc.
2014) who reported that overall quality (flieg score and sensory scores) of elephant grass silage ensiled in trench silos was slightly better than concrete bunker silos.
WELSH scientists hope to overcome a major obstacle in the adoption of miscanthus - commonly known elephant grass - as an energy crop.
Napiergrass, also known as elephant grass, resembles sugarcane in stature and in methods of propagation.
As well as the elephant grass in South Sulawesi, this is used as forage crops due to it are abundant.
The elephant grass has lost its tusks To the famished poacher from sandy regions The desert marches towards the sea Alas, the boundless rainforest of my youth Has shrunk to a frightened eyebrow On the forehead of the coast Koko gba kokodi vi The midday sun Cannot see its face in the lake The turquoise sea is yellow From the poison of upland plants The day they killed a tree In the ancient forest The chainsaw left a dirge On the lips of the leaves There is a bird in my heart Craving for a perch on the absent tree.
And you get up close and personal with them as you feed them fruit, vegetables and elephant grass.
Among the topics are biofuels in history, microalgae taxonomy and breeding, cell wall structure and novel manipulation strategies, elephant grass, oilseed brassicas, willow, eucalyptus and bamboo, and phytoremediation trees for biofuel.
3m of UK Government funding was granted to the Institute of Biological, Environmental and Rural Sciences (Ibers) in Aberystwyth for the development of a promising biofuel crop called miscanthus, also known as elephant grass.