genus Aegilops

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Noun1.genus Aegilops - goat grassgenus Aegilops - goat grass        
liliopsid genus, monocot genus - genus of flowering plants having a single cotyledon (embryonic leaf) in the seed
family Graminaceae, family Gramineae, family Poaceae, Graminaceae, Gramineae, grass family, Poaceae - the grasses: chiefly herbaceous but some woody plants including cereals; bamboo; reeds; sugar cane
Aegilops triuncalis, goat grass - European grass naturalized as a weed in North America; sharp-pointed seeds cause injury when eaten by livestock
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Within the genus Aegilops, B-chromosomes have been found in Ae.
THE GENUS Aegilops (Poaceae) is characterized as Mediterranean-western Asiatic (Blumler, 1994; Hegde et al., 2002; Valkoun, 2001; van Slageren, 1994), and its center of diversity, including regions of Lebanon and Syria, comprises semiarid areas subject to frequent droughts.