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grass family

noun

  1. the large plant family Gramineae (or Poaceae), characterized by mostly herbaceous but sometimes woody plants with hollow and jointed stems, narrow sheathing leaves, petalless flowers borne in spikelets, and fruit in the form of seedlike grain, and including bamboo, sugarcane, numerous grasses, and cereal grains such as barley, corn, oats, rice, rye, and wheat.


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And corn belongs to the grass family, too, and corn is an Endogen, for it has a big pith instead of rings.

But in the grass family or Gramineæ the cereals, sugarcane and bamboos are also included.

The grains are all members of the grass family, and the edible portion is the seed.

The banana and sugar cane and bamboos are in this wonderful grass family.

Such are silica in the stems of the grass family, lime and magnesia in the bones of animals, iron in blood, and many others.

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