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A large family of plants, the Poaceae (or Gramineae), characterized by usually hollow stems, sheath-forming leaves in two longitudinal rows, and minute flowers arranged in spikelets. The grasses include food plants such as wheat, rice, corn, barley, oats, and sorghum and also plants used for turf, fodder, and shelter.
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a family, Gramineae, of nonwoody plants with hollow jointed stems sheathed by narrow leaves, petalless flowers, and fruit resembling grain.
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|Noun||1.||grass family - the grasses: chiefly herbaceous but some woody plants including cereals; bamboo; reeds; sugar cane|
liliopsid family, monocot family - family of flowering plants having a single cotyledon (embryonic leaf) in the seed
graminaceous plant, gramineous plant - cosmopolitan herbaceous or woody plants with hollow jointed stems and long narrow leaves
Agrostis, genus Agrostis - annual or perennial grasses cosmopolitan in northern hemisphere: bent grass (so named from `bent' meaning an area of unfenced grassland)
Alopecurus, genus Alopecurus - annual or perennial grasses including decorative and meadow species as well as notorious agricultural weeds
Andropogon, genus Andropogon - tall annual or perennial grasses with spikelike racemes; warm regions
Chloris, genus Chloris - tufted or perennial or annual grasses having runners: finger grass; windmill grass
Cortaderia, genus Cortaderia - tall ornamental grasses of South America and New Zealand and New Guinea: pampas grass
Erianthus, genus Erianthus - genus of reedlike grasses having spikes crowded in a panicle covered with long silky hairs
genus Hordeum, Hordeum - annual to perennial grasses of temperate northern hemisphere and South America: barley
genus Muhlenbergia, Muhlenbergia - a genus of grasses of the family Gramineae grown in America and Asia
genus Paspalum - a genus of perennial grasses of warm regions
genus Saccharum, Saccharum - tall perennial reedlike grass originally of southeastern Asia: sugarcane
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