cereal grass

/ˌsɪriəl græs/

Other forms: cereal grasses

Definitions of cereal grass
  1. noun
    grass whose starchy grains are used as food: wheat; rice; rye; oats; maize; buckwheat; millet
    synonyms: cereal
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    annual grass of Europe and North Africa; grains used as food and fodder (referred to primarily in the plural: `oats')
    a plant cultivated since prehistoric times, grown for forage and grain
    annual or perennial rhizomatous marsh grasses; seed used for food; straw used for paper
    rice grass, ricegrass
    any grass of the genus Oryzopsis
    Pennisetum Americanum, Pennisetum glaucum, bulrush millet, cattail millet, pearl millet
    tall grass having cattail like spikes; grown in Africa and Asia for its grain and in the United States chiefly for forage; sometimes used in making beer
    Secale cereale, rye
    hardy annual cereal grass widely cultivated in northern Europe where its grain is the chief ingredient of black bread and in North America for forage and soil improvement
    any of various small-grained annual cereal and forage grasses of the genera Panicum, Echinochloa, Setaria, Sorghum, and Eleusine
    a cereal grass
    annual or biennial grass having erect flower spikes and light brown grains
    Indian corn, Zea mays, corn, maize
    tall annual cereal grass bearing kernels on large ears: widely cultivated in America in many varieties; the principal cereal in Mexico and Central and South America since pre-Columbian times
    (Great Britain) any of various cereal plants (especially the dominant crop of the region--wheat in Great Britain or oats in Scotland and Ireland)
    Zizania aquatica, wild rice
    perennial aquatic grass of North America bearing grain used for food
    Avena sativa, cereal oat
    widely cultivated in temperate regions for its edible grains
    Avena fatua, wild oat, wild oat grass
    common in meadows and pastures
    Avena barbata, slender wild oat
    oat of southern Europe and southwestern Asia
    Avene sterilis, animated oat, wild red oat
    Mediterranean oat held to be progenitor of modern cultivated oat
    Echinochloa crusgalli, barn grass, barn millet, barnyard grass
    a coarse annual panic grass; a cosmopolitan weed; occasionally used for hay or grazing
    Echinochloa frumentacea, Japanese barnyard millet, Japanese millet, billion-dollar grass, sanwa millet
    coarse annual grass cultivated in Japan and southeastern Asia for its edible seeds and for forage; important wildlife food in United States
    Eleusine indica, goose grass, wire grass, yard grass, yardgrass
    coarse annual grass having fingerlike spikes of flowers; native to Old World tropics; a naturalized weed elsewhere
    African millet, Eleusine coracana, coracan, corakan, finger millet, kurakkan, ragee, ragi
    East Indian cereal grass whose seed yield a somewhat bitter flour, a staple in the Orient
    Hordeum vulgare, common barley
    grass yielding grain used for breakfast food and animal feed and in malt beverages
    Hordeum murinum, barley grass, wall barley
    European annual grass often found as a weed in waste ground especially along roadsides and hedgerows
    Hordeum jubatum, foxtail barley, squirreltail barley, squirreltail grass
    barley grown for its highly ornamental flower heads with delicate long silky awns; North America and northeastern Asia
    Hordeum pusillum, little barley
    annual barley native to western North America and widespread in southern United States and tropical America
    Oryza sativa, cultivated rice
    yields the staple food of 50 percent of world's population
    Indian millet, Oryzopsis hymenoides, mountain rice, silk grass, silkgrass
    valuable forage grass of dry upland areas and plains of western North America to northern Mexico
    Oryzopsis miliacea, smilo, smilo grass
    perennial mountain rice native to Mediterranean region and introduced into North America
    panic grass
    any grass of the genus Panicum; grown for grain and fodder
    economically important Old World tropical cereal grass
    Triticum durum, Triticum turgidum, durum, durum wheat, hard wheat, macaroni wheat
    wheat with hard dark-colored kernels high in gluten and used for bread and pasta; grown especially in southern Russia, North Africa, and northern central North America
    soft wheat
    wheat with soft starch kernels used in pastry and breakfast cereals
    Triticum aestivum, common wheat
    widely cultivated in temperate regions in many varieties for its commercially important grain
    Triticum aestivum spelta, Triticum spelta, spelt
    hardy wheat grown mostly in Europe for livestock feed
    Triticum dicoccum, emmer, starch wheat, two-grain spelt
    hard red wheat grown especially in Russia and Germany; in United States as stock feed
    Triticum dicoccum dicoccoides, wild emmer, wild wheat
    found wild in Palestine; held to be prototype of cultivated wheat
    field corn
    corn grown primarily for animal feed or market grain
    Zea mays rugosa, Zea saccharata, green corn, sugar corn, sweet corn, sweet corn plant
    a corn plant developed in order to have young ears that are sweet and suitable for eating
    Zea mays everta, popcorn
    corn having small ears and kernels that burst when exposed to dry heat
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    narrow-leaved green herbage: grown as lawns; used as pasture for grazing animals; cut and dried as hay
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