Lolium temulentum
darnel dar"nel (d[a^]r"n[e^]l), n. [OE. darnel, dernel, of uncertain origin; cf. dial. F. darnelle, Sw. d[*a]r-repe; perh. named from a supposed intoxicating quality of the plant, and akin to Sw. d[*a]ra to infatuate, OD. door foolish, G. thor fool, and Ee. dizzy.] (Bot.) Any grass of the genus {Lolium}, esp. the {Lolium temulentum} (bearded darnel), the grains of which have been reputed poisonous. Other species, as {Lolium perenne} (rye grass or ray grass), and its variety {Lolium Italicum} (Italian rye grass), are highly esteemed for pasture and for making hay. [1913 Webster]

Note: Under darnel our early herbalists comprehended all kinds of cornfield weeds. --Dr. Prior. [1913 Webster]


The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

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  • Lolium temulentum — ID 48594 Symbol Key LOTE2 Common Name Darnel ryegrass Family Poaceae Category Monocot Division Magnoliophyta US Nativity Introduced to U.S. US/NA Plant Yes State Distribution AK, AL, AR, AZ, CA, CT, DE, FL, GA, HI, IA, ID, IL, KS, KY, LA, MA, MD …   USDA Plant Characteristics

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  • Lolium temulentum — darnel, a rye grass whose seeds contain a narcotic that causes darnel poisoning (q.v.) when moldy seeds are eaten …   Medical dictionary

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