a really huge and crucial genus of grasses, present most countries. It includes the lemon-grass of Ceylon while the beard grass, or broom sedge, of US. The key subgenus is Sorghum, including Andropogon sorghum and Andropogon halepensis, from which were derived the Chinese sugar-cane, the Johnson grass, the Aleppo lawn, the broom corn, and the durra, or Indian millet. A few East Indian types, as Andropogon nardus and Andropogon schœnanthus, yield fragrant oils, found in perfumery.
a sizable genus of grasses, mainly natives of warm nations.
high yearly or perennial grasses with spikelike racemes; hot areas