agrostology

[ag-ruh-stol-uh-jee]

noun

the branch of botany dealing with grasses.

Nearby words

  1. agronomics,
  2. agronomist,
  3. agronomy,
  4. agrostemma,
  5. agrostography,
  6. agrotechnician,
  7. agrotechnology,
  8. agroterrorism,
  9. agrotourism,
  10. aground

Origin of agrostology

1840–50; < Greek ágrōst(is) name of certain grasses + -o- + -logy

Related formsa·gros·to·log·ic [uh-gros-tl-oj-ik] /əˌgrɒs tlˈɒdʒ ɪk/, a·gros·to·log·i·cal, adjectiveag·ros·tol·o·gist, noun

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British Dictionary definitions for agrostology

agrostology

noun

the branch of botany concerned with the study of grasses

Word Origin for agrostology

C19: from Greek agrōstis a type of grass + -logy

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