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  • noun botany A kind of grass (Erianthus saccharoides) with the spikelets arranged in great silky plumes, growing in swamps in the Southern United States.
  • noun botany The still finer Erianthus Ravennae from the Mediterranean region. The name is sometimes extended to the whole genus.

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  • noun a reedlike grass of the genus Erianthus having large plumes


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