Italian rye grass
Rye Rye (r[imac]), n. [OE. rie, reie, AS. ryge; akin to Icel. rugr, Sw. r[*a]g, Dan. rug, D. rogge, OHG. rocco, roggo, G. rocken, roggen, Lith. rugei, Russ. roje, and perh. to Gr. 'o`ryza rice. Cf. {Rice}.] 1. (Bot.) A grain yielded by a hardy cereal grass ({Secale cereale}), closely allied to wheat; also, the plant itself. Rye constitutes a large portion of the breadstuff used by man. [1913 Webster]

2. A disease in a hawk. --Ainsworth. [1913 Webster]

{Rye grass}, {Italian rye grass}, (Bot.) See under {Grass}. See also {Ray grass}, and {Darnel}.

{Wild rye} (Bot.), any plant of the genus {Elymus}, tall grasses with much the appearance of rye. [1913 Webster]


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  • Italian rye grass — Ray grass Ray grass (r[=a] gr[.a]s ). [Etymol. of ray is uncertain.] (Bot.) A perennial European grass ({Lolium perenne}); called also {rye grass}, and {red darnel}. See {Darnel}, and {Grass}. [1913 Webster] {Italian ray grass} or {Italian rye… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Italian rye-grass — gausiažiedė svidrė statusas T sritis augalininkystė apibrėžtis Trumpo vegetacijos periodo retakerė miglinių (Poaceae), seniau varpinių (Gramineae), šeimos žolė. Tai vertingas pašaras – viename kg žaliosios masės yra 0,2 pašarinio vieneto, o… …   Žemės ūkio augalų selekcijos ir sėklininkystės terminų žodynas

  • Italian rye grass — a European grass, Lolium multiflorum, naturalized in North America, having flowering spikes and used as a winter turf. Also called Australian rye grass. [1855 60] * * * …   Universalium

  • Italian rye grass — a European grass, Lolium multiflorum, naturalized in North America, having flowering spikes and used as a winter turf. Also called Australian rye grass. [1855 60] …   Useful english dictionary

  • Italian ray grass — Ray grass Ray grass (r[=a] gr[.a]s ). [Etymol. of ray is uncertain.] (Bot.) A perennial European grass ({Lolium perenne}); called also {rye grass}, and {red darnel}. See {Darnel}, and {Grass}. [1913 Webster] {Italian ray grass} or {Italian rye… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Rye grass — Grass Grass, n. [OE. gras, gres, gers, AS, gr[ae]s, g[ae]rs; akin to OFries. gres, gers, OS., D., G., Icel., & Goth. gras, Dan. gr[ae]s, Sw. gr[aum]s, and prob. to E. green, grow. Cf. {Graze}.] 1. Popularly: Herbage; the plants which constitute… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Rye grass — Rye Rye (r[imac]), n. [OE. rie, reie, AS. ryge; akin to Icel. rugr, Sw. r[*a]g, Dan. rug, D. rogge, OHG. rocco, roggo, G. rocken, roggen, Lith. rugei, Russ. roje, and perh. to Gr. o ryza rice. Cf. {Rice}.] 1. (Bot.) A grain yielded by a hardy… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • rye grass — Ray grass Ray grass (r[=a] gr[.a]s ). [Etymol. of ray is uncertain.] (Bot.) A perennial European grass ({Lolium perenne}); called also {rye grass}, and {red darnel}. See {Darnel}, and {Grass}. [1913 Webster] {Italian ray grass} or {Italian rye… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • rye grass — noun any of several annual or perennial Eurasian grasses • Syn: ↑ryegrass • Hypernyms: ↑grass • Hyponyms: ↑perennial ryegrass, ↑English ryegrass, ↑Lolium perenne, ↑ …   Useful english dictionary

  • Italian rye — noun European grass much used for hay and in United States also for turf and green manure • Syn: ↑Italian ryegrass, ↑Lolium multiflorum • Hypernyms: ↑rye grass, ↑ryegrass * * * noun see italian ryegrass …   Useful english dictionary

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