phalaris definition

  • noun:
    • Any of a few grasses of the genus Phalaris
    • A genus of grasses, type of the tribe PhalarideƦ, described as the heavy increase, mind, or thyrsus, the reduced two glumes bigger than others, the 3rd and fourth brief and dull or bristle-like, plus the fifth broader and thinner.
    • In zoology, a genus of hemipterous pests.
    • a genus of grasses with wide leaves and a dense increase of plants

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