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or rye grass  (rī′grăs′)
Any of several grasses of the genus Lolium, native to Eurasia and often used for forage or for stabilizing soil.

[Alteration of raygrass : ray, darnel (from Middle English rai, perhaps alteration of Old French ivraie, from Latin ēbriāca, from feminine of ēbriācus, drunk (from the plant's effects if ingested), from ēbrius; see inebriate) + grass.]


(ˈraɪˌgræs, -ˌgrɑs)

any of several European grasses of the genus Lolium, as L. perenne, grown for forage in the U.S.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.ryegrass - any of several annual or perennial Eurasian grassesryegrass - any of several annual or perennial Eurasian grasses
grass - narrow-leaved green herbage: grown as lawns; used as pasture for grazing animals; cut and dried as hay
genus Lolium, Lolium - darnel; ryegrass
English ryegrass, Lolium perenne, perennial ryegrass - European perennial grass widely cultivated for pasture and hay and as a lawn grass
Italian rye, Italian ryegrass, Lolium multiflorum - European grass much used for hay and in United States also for turf and green manure
bearded darnel, cheat, darnel, Lolium temulentum, tare - weedy annual grass often occurs in grainfields and other cultivated land; seeds sometimes considered poisonous
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In comparison to annual ryegrass, wild oats has been almost boring as far as herbicide resistance is concerned, as the weed species has not achieved the same level of resistance as annual ryegrass, said Dr Walsh.
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A 20-acre block has been split into the following plots: | Balansa clover only | 50% balansa clover and 50% diploid Westerwold Ryegrass | 50% Crimson clover and 50% diploid Westerwold Ryegrass Despite having only been sown six weeks ago, the trial is already yielding some interesting findings, said grassland advisor Charlie Morgan, who is working on the project.
The influences of biochar amended soils (which were incubated for 11 months) on the ryegrass growth at different clipping stages and water stress conditions were determined.
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This project includes scalping and seeding lawns with winter ryegrass.
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This experiment was established to determine whether increasing the seeding rate of canola could affect competition from ryegrass, and withstand RLEM attack under a certified organic production system.