gramineous

[ gruh-min-ee-uhs ]
/ grəˈmɪn i əs /

adjective

belonging to the Gramineae family of plants.

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Origin of gramineous

1650–60; <Latin grāmineus pertaining to grass, equivalent to grāmin- (stem of grāmen) grass + -eus-eous

OTHER WORDS FROM gramineous

gra·min·e·ous·ness, noun
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British Dictionary definitions for gramineous

gramineous
/ (ɡrəˈmɪnɪəs) /

adjective

resembling a grass; grasslikeAlso: graminaceous (ˌɡræmɪˈneɪʃəs)

Word Origin for gramineous

C17: from Latin grāmineus of grass, grassy, from grāmen grass
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