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canary grass

or ca·nar·y·grass (kə-nâr′ē-grăs′)
n.
Any of several grasses of the genus Phalaris, especially the annual P. canariensis of the Mediterranean region and the Canary Islands, widely grown for its seed, used as food for cage birds.

canary grass

n
1. (Plants) any of various grasses of the genus Phalaris, esp P. canariensis, that is native to Europe and N Africa and has straw-coloured seeds used as birdseed
2. (Plants) reed canary grass a related plant, Phalaris arundinacea, used as fodder throughout the N hemisphere

canar′y grass`


n.
a grass, Phalariscanariensis, native to the Canary Islands, bearing seeds used as food for cage birds.
[1660–70]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.canary grass - Canary Islands grasscanary grass - Canary Islands grass; seeds used as feed for caged birds
grass - narrow-leaved green herbage: grown as lawns; used as pasture for grazing animals; cut and dried as hay
genus Phalaris, Phalaris - a genus of grasses with broad leaves and a dense spike of flowers
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