HyperDic: cereal_grass

English > 1 sense of the expression cereal grass:
NOUNplantcereal grass, cerealgrass whose starchy grains are used as food
English > cereal grass: 1 sense > noun 1, plant
Meaninggrass whose starchy grains are used as food: wheat; rice; rye; oats; maize; buckwheat; millet.
Narrowerbarleycultivated since prehistoric times
corn, maize, Indian corn, Zea maystall annual cereal grass bearing kernels on large ears
corn(Great Britain) any of various cereal plants (especially the dominant crop of the region--wheat in Great Britain or oats in Scotland and Ireland)
grainA cereal grass
milletAny of various small-grained annual cereal and forage grasses of the genera Panicum, Echinochloa, Setaria, Sorghum, and Eleusine
oatannual grass of Europe and North Africa
pearl millet, bulrush millet, cattail millet, Pennisetum glaucum, Pennisetum Americanumtall grass having cattail like spikes
riceannual or perennial rhizomatous marsh grasses
ricegrass, rice grassAny grass of the genus Oryzopsis
rye, Secale cerealeHardy annual cereal grass widely cultivated in northern Europe where its grain is the chief ingredient of black bread and in North America for forage and soil improvement
wheatannual or biennial grass having erect flower spikes and light brown grains
wild rice, Zizania aquaticaperennial aquatic grass of North America bearing grain used for food
BroadergrassNarrow-leaved green herbage

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