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  1. any of various grasses of the genus Danthonia, of N temperate regions and South America
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named after E. Danthoine, French botanist
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Historical Examples

  • Among the usual grasses we found one which I had not previously seen and which proved to be a new species of Danthonia.

    Three Expeditions into the Interior of Eastern Australia, Vol 2 (of 2)

    Thomas Mitchell