Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. The study of grasses.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. The study of grasses.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. That part of botany which treats of the grasses.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. That part of botany which relates to grasses.

Etymologies

Greek agrōstis, a kind of wild grass (from agros, field; see agro-) + -logy.
(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
From Ancient Greek άγρωστις (agrostis) "grass", from αγρωστής (agrostes) "farmer", from αγρός (agros) "field" + λόγος (logos) "study, speech, reason" (Wiktionary)

Examples

  • There are also some handwritten lecture notes on agrostology, i.e. the scientific study of grass.

    Archive 2009-01-01

  • Mel Duvall, Department of Biology, George Mason University, Fairfax, Virginia 22030 (agrostology)

    Chapter 11

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