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andropogon


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  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Andropogon  \An`dro*po"gon\,  n.  [NL.;  Gr  'anh`r,  'andro`s,  man  + 
  pw`gwn  the  beard.]  (Bot.) 
  A  very  large  and  important  genus  of  grasses,  found  in  nearly 
  all  parts  of  the  world.  It  includes  the  lemon  grass  of  Ceylon 
  and  the  beard  grass,  or  broom  sedge,  of  the  United  States. 
  The  principal  subgenus  is  {Sorghum},  including  {A.  sorghum} 
  and  {A.  halepensis},  from  which  have  been  derived  the  Chinese 
  sugar  cane,  the  Johnson  grass,  the  Aleppo  grass,  the  broom 
  corn,  and  the  durra,  or  Indian  millet.  Several  East  Indian 
  species,  as  {A.  nardus}  and  {A.  sch[oe]nanthus},  yield 
  fragrant  oils,  used  in  perfumery. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  Andropogon 
  n  :  tall  annual  or  perennial  grasses  with  spikelike  racemes; 
  warm  regions  [syn:  {Andropogon},  {genus  Andropogon}] 




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