bristlegrass
bristlegrass ristlegrass n. grasses of grasslands and woodlands having large gracefully arching spikes with long bristles beneath each spikelet.

Syn: bristle grass. [WordNet 1.5]


The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

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  • bristlegrass — /ˈbrɪsəlgras/ (say brisuhlgrahs) noun any grass of the widespread genus Setaria, and other similar grasses …   Australian English dictionary

  • bristlegrass — noun grasses of grasslands and woodlands having large gracefully arching spikes with long bristles beneath each spikelet • Syn: ↑bristle grass • Hypernyms: ↑foxtail, ↑foxtail grass • Member Holonyms: ↑Setaria, ↑genus Setaria …   Useful english dictionary

  • Plains bristlegrass — Taxobox name = Plains bristlegrass image width = 240px image caption=Plains bristlegrass seeds regnum = Plantae divisio = Magnoliophyta classis = Liliopsida ordo = Cyperales familia = Poaceae genus = Setaria Beauv. species = S. leucopila binomial …   Wikipedia

  • glaucous bristlegrass — noun common weedy and bristly grass found in nearly all temperate areas • Syn: ↑yellow bristlegrass, ↑yellow bristle grass, ↑yellow foxtail, ↑Setaria glauca • Hypernyms: ↑foxtail, ↑foxtail grass …   Useful english dictionary

  • green bristlegrass — noun European foxtail naturalized in North America; often a troublesome weed • Syn: ↑green foxtail, ↑rough bristlegrass, ↑bottle grass, ↑bottle grass, ↑Setaria viridis • Hypernyms: ↑foxtail, ↑foxtail gra …   Useful english dictionary

  • rough bristlegrass — noun European foxtail naturalized in North America; often a troublesome weed • Syn: ↑green bristlegrass, ↑green foxtail, ↑bottle grass, ↑bottle grass, ↑Setaria viridis • Hypernyms: ↑foxtail, ↑foxtail gras …   Useful english dictionary

  • yellow bristlegrass — noun common weedy and bristly grass found in nearly all temperate areas • Syn: ↑yellow bristle grass, ↑yellow foxtail, ↑glaucous bristlegrass, ↑Setaria glauca • Hypernyms: ↑foxtail, ↑foxtail grass …   Useful english dictionary

  • bur bristlegrass — noun Etymology: burr (prickly envelope) + bristle grass : a Eurasian annual grass (Setaria verticillata) that is naturalized as a weed in No. America especially in the northeastern states, is often tufted in appearance, and has spikelets with… …   Useful english dictionary

  • foxtail grass — noun 1. ground pine thickly covered with bristly leaves; widely distributed in barren sandy or peaty moist coastal regions of eastern and southeastern United States • Syn: ↑Lycopodium alopecuroides • Hypernyms: ↑ground pine, ↑Christmas green 2.… …   Useful english dictionary

  • bottlegrass — ottlegrass n. (Bot.) a European foxtail naturalized in North America; it is often a troublesome weed. Syn: green bristlegrass, green foxtail, rough bristlegrass, bottle grass, Setaria viridis. [WordNet 1.5] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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