Related to gramineous: aspersion


1. Of, relating to, or characteristic of grasses.
2. Of or belonging to the grass family.

[From Latin grāmineus, grassy, from grāmen, grāmin-, grass.]


(ɡrəˈmɪnɪəs) or


(Plants) resembling a grass; grasslike
[C17: from Latin grāmineus of grass, grassy, from grāmen grass]


(grəˈmɪn i əs)

1. grasslike.
2. belonging to the grass family of plants.
[1650–60; < Latin grāmineus=grāmin-, s. of grāmen grass + -eus -eous]
gra•min′e•ous•ness, n.
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Fecundity of sugarcane borer (Lepidoptera: Pyralidae), as affected by larval development on gramineous host plants.
Efflatoun (1937) states that the specimens he captured were all sitting on 'rather high gramineous herbage' while one female was caught while feeding on a 'Trypetid fly (Urellia)'.
turkmena Bobrov, is gramineous, yearly plant, with exalted and ramified stems, bulky and vertical roots, and endemic in Iran.
SOL Holdings has been in partnership with Renewable Developments Australia Pty Ltd (RDA) for the test growing of "Super Sorghum," a gramineous plant known for a high crop yield with cane containing a very high content of sugar, renting a part of Mr.
Fan TWM, Lane AN, Shenker M, Bartley JP, Crowley D, Higashi RM (2001) Comprehensive chemical profiling of gramineous plant root exudates using high-resolution NMR and MS.
Timothy grass, as a component of gramineous grass mixture, is used to re-seed pastures.
Pitelli (1987) found that gramineous species, such as Panicum maximun, can, depending on site resources, modify their growth pattern to produce more shoots, making them more competitive.
In forests of Germany and the Czech Republic that have been severely damaged by anthropogenic pollution, an invasion of nitrophilous and gramineous plants (Schmidt 1993; Bobbink et al.
Williams RF (1948) The effect of phosphorus supply on the rates of intake of phosphorus and nitrogen and upon certain aspects of phosphorus metabolism in gramineous plants.
chapoda males were observed on the ground and one young was seen on a gramineous leaf close to B.
Gramineous vegetation at all three sites consisted of buffelgrass (Cenchrus ciliaris).