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[brohm-gras, -grahs]
  1. any of numerous grasses of the genus Bromus, having flat blades and open clusters of flower spikelets.
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Origin of bromegrass

1750–60; < New Latin Brom(us) genus name (< Greek brómos oats) + grass
Also called brome [brohm] /broʊm/.
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Historical Examples

  • The grasses that supply the voles' food and cover are mostly Poa (the bluegrasses) and Bromus (bromegrass, chess, or cheat).

    Natural History of the Prairie Vole (Mammalian Genus Microtus)

    E. W. Jameson