- any of several European grasses of the genus Lolium, as L. perenne (perennial ryegrass), grown for forage in the U.S.
Origin of ryegrass
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Over-ripe clover, vetches, or rye-grass are liable to produce the disease.The New Gresham Encyclopedia
Sometimes a mixture of cocksfoot, English rye-grass, and white clover is used, or the two grasses alone are planted.Australia The Dairy Country
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He was also unfortunate with his lambs, which, during the same month, were folded on Italian rye-grass.The Stock-Feeder's Manual
Charles Alexander Cameron
Darnel, dr′nel, n. an annual of the rye-grass genus, the tares of Scripture.
Our enlarged drawing of a seed with its envelopes is given to contrast with rye-grass seed, which is narrower and more pointed.Science and Practice in Farm Cultivation
- any of various grasses of the genus Lolium, esp L. perenne, native to Europe, N Africa, and Asia and widely cultivated as forage crops. They have a flattened flower spike and hairless leaves
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