reed canary grass
See under canary grass.
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Origin of reed canary grass
First recorded in 1750–60
Words nearby reed canary grass
Definition for reed canary grass (2 of 2)
any of various grasses of the genus Phalaris, as P. canariensis, native to the Canary Islands, bearing seed used as food for cage birds, or P. arundinacea (reed canary grass), used throughout the Northern Hemisphere as fodder.
Origin of canary grass
First recorded in 1660–70
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British Dictionary definitions for reed canary grass
any of various grasses of the genus Phalaris, esp P. canariensis, that is native to Europe and N Africa and has straw-coloured seeds used as birdseed
reed canary grass a related plant, Phalaris arundinacea, used as fodder throughout the N hemisphere
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