cereal grass

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Noun1.cereal grass - grass whose starchy grains are used as food: wheatcereal grass - grass whose starchy grains are used as food: wheat; rice; rye; oats; maize; buckwheat; millet
grass - narrow-leaved green herbage: grown as lawns; used as pasture for grazing animals; cut and dried as hay
oat - annual grass of Europe and North Africa; grains used as food and fodder (referred to primarily in the plural: `oats')
barley - cultivated since prehistoric times; grown for forage and grain
rice - annual or perennial rhizomatous marsh grasses; seed used for food; straw used for paper
rice grass, ricegrass - any grass of the genus Oryzopsis
bulrush millet, cattail millet, pearl millet, Pennisetum Americanum, Pennisetum glaucum - tall grass having cattail like spikes; grown in Africa and Asia for its grain and in the United States chiefly for forage; sometimes used in making beer
Secale cereale, rye - hardy annual cereal grass widely cultivated in northern Europe where its grain is the chief ingredient of black bread and in North America for forage and soil improvement
millet - any of various small-grained annual cereal and forage grasses of the genera Panicum, Echinochloa, Setaria, Sorghum, and Eleusine
grain - a cereal grass; "wheat is a grain that is grown in Kansas"
wheat - annual or biennial grass having erect flower spikes and light brown grains
corn, Indian corn, maize, Zea mays - tall annual cereal grass bearing kernels on large ears: widely cultivated in America in many varieties; the principal cereal in Mexico and Central and South America since pre-Columbian times
corn - (Great Britain) any of various cereal plants (especially the dominant crop of the region--wheat in Great Britain or oats in Scotland and Ireland)
wild rice, Zizania aquatica - perennial aquatic grass of North America bearing grain used for food
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About 10,000 years ago, a weedy grass growing in Mexico that possessed a strange trait known as a "jumping gene" transformed itself into a larger and more useful plant: the cereal grass that we would come to know as maize and then as corn.
Seibold's view, due to increased recognition of favoring whole foods rather than their juices, the sales of whole food cereal grass and alfalfa products will grow significantly in the future.
Sorghum (sorghum bicolor) which is an old cereal grass is an important component of poultry feed (Black, 2005).
The edible cereal grass Oryza sativa is better known as what?
Sometimes referred to as catgrass or pet grass, cat grass refers to a type of cereal grass such as oat or wheat that can be grown indoors.
1 : a tall American cereal grass plant widely grown for its large ears of starchy grain which come in many varieties
The latest weapon in his armoury of natural health is wheatgrass, a cereal grass similar to barley and alfalfa which he grows himself, juices and swigs a shot of every morning.
Amaranth is not a grass, but a four- to six-foot-tall, broad-leafed plant that produces edible (when cooked) greens, plus highly ornamental plumes, which develop legions of tiny round seeds more nutritious than any cereal grass.
Publications like Peter Cox's Why You Don't Need Meat and RC Siebuld's Cereal Grass, What's In It For You?
PINES still uses a laboratory that collected data for cereal grass research starting in 1935.