adjective Etymology: Latin gramineus, from gramin-, gramen grass Date: circa 1658 of or relating to a grass

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  • Gramineous — Gra*min e*ous, a. [L. gramineus, fr. gramen, graminis, grass.] (Bot.) Like, Or pertaining to, grass. See {Grass}, n., 2. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • gramineous — 1650s, from L. gramineus (adj.) of grass, grassy, from gramen grass (see GRAMINIVOROUS (Cf. graminivorous)) …   Etymology dictionary

  • gramineous — [grə min′ē əs] adj. [L gramineus < gramen, GRASS] 1. of the grass family 2. of or like grass; grassy …   English World dictionary

  • gramineous — adjective Of or pertaining to plants in the grass family (Gramineae). Wild oats and greenfoxtail are among the most troublesome weeds for farmers growing gramineous crops, such as wheat, barley, rye, triticale and other cereal crops. mdash; [ …   Wiktionary

  • gramineous — gramineousness, n. /greuh min ee euhs/, adj. 1. grasslike. 2. belonging to the Gramineae family of plants. Cf. grass family. [1650 60; < L gramineus pertaining to grass, equiv. to gramin (s. of gramen) grass + eus EOUS] * * * …   Universalium

  • gramineous — adj. grassy, resembling grass; of or pertaining to grass …   English contemporary dictionary

  • gramineous — a.; (also graminaceous) Grassy …   New dictionary of synonyms

  • gramineous — gra·min·e·ous …   English syllables

  • gramineous — gra•min•e•ous [[t]grəˈmɪn i əs[/t]] adj. 1) pln grasslike 2) pln belonging to the grass family of plants • Etymology: 1650–60; < L grāmineus=grāmin , s. of grāmen grass + eus eous gra•min′e•ous•ness, n …   From formal English to slang

  • gramineous — /grəˈmɪniəs/ (say gruh mineeuhs) adjective 1. resembling grass. 2. relating or belonging to the Gramineae (or Poaceae) family, the grass family of plants. Also, graminaceous. {Latin grāmineus relating to grass} …   Australian English dictionary

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