brome

bromegrass

[brohm-gras, -grahs]
noun
any of numerous grasses of the genus Bromus, having flat blades and open clusters of flower spikelets.
Also called brome [brohm] , chess.


Origin:
1750–60; < Neo-Latin Brom(us) genus name (< Greek brómos oats) + grass

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brome grass or brome (brəʊm)
 
n
any of various grasses of the genus Bromus, having small flower spikes in loose drooping clusters. Some species are used for hay
 
[C18: via Latin from Greek bromos oats, of obscure origin]
 
brome or brome
 
n
 
[C18: via Latin from Greek bromos oats, of obscure origin]

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