Andropogon halepensis
Andropogon An`dro*po"gon, n. [NL.; Gr. 'anh`r, 'andro`s, man + pw`gwn the beard.] (Bot.) A very large and important genus of grasses, found in nearly all parts of the world. It includes the lemon grass of Ceylon and the beard grass, or broom sedge, of the United States. The principal subgenus is {Sorghum}, including {Andropogon sorghum} and {Andropogon halepensis}, from which have been derived the Chinese sugar cane, the Johnson grass, the Aleppo grass, the broom corn, and the durra, or Indian millet. Several East Indian species, as {Andropogon nardus} and {Andropogon sch[oe]nanthus}, yield fragrant oils, used in perfumery. [Webster 1913 Suppl.]

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  • Andropogon Halepensis — Aleppo grass Aleppo grass (Bot.) One of the cultivated forms of {Andropogon Halepensis} (syn. {Sorghum Halepense}). See {Andropogon}, below. [Webster 1913 Suppl.] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Andropogon — An dro*po gon, n. [NL.; Gr. anh r, andro s, man + pw gwn the beard.] (Bot.) A very large and important genus of grasses, found in nearly all parts of the world. It includes the lemon grass of Ceylon and the beard grass, or broom sedge, of the… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Andropogon nardus — Andropogon An dro*po gon, n. [NL.; Gr. anh r, andro s, man + pw gwn the beard.] (Bot.) A very large and important genus of grasses, found in nearly all parts of the world. It includes the lemon grass of Ceylon and the beard grass, or broom sedge …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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