from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun A common name for grasses of the genus Bromus, of which there are about 40 species widely distributed, chiefly through the northern temperate zone.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • (Bot.) A genus (Bromus) of grasses, one species of which is the chess or cheat.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • noun any of various woodland and meadow grasses of the genus Bromus; native to temperate regions


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