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Definition: Eleusine indica
n : coarse annual grass having fingerlike spikes of flowers;
native to Old World tropics; a naturalized weed elsewhere
, yard grass
, wire grass
, goose grass
English → English
Definition: Eleusine Indica
, n. [OE. gras, gres, gers, AS, gr[ae]s, g[ae]rs;
akin to OFries. gres, gers, OS., D., G., Icel., & Goth. gras,
Dan. gr[ae]s, Sw. gr[aum]s, and prob. to E. green, grow. Cf.
1. Popularly: Herbage; the plants which constitute the food
of cattle and other beasts; pasture.
2. (Bot.) An endogenous plant having simple leaves, a stem
generally jointed and tubular, the husks or glumes in
pairs, and the seed single.
Note: This definition includes wheat, rye, oats, barley,
etc., and excludes clover and some other plants which
are commonly called by the name of grass. The grasses
form a numerous family of plants.
3. The season of fresh grass; spring. [Colloq.]
Two years old next grass. --Latham.
4. Metaphorically used for what is transitory.
Surely the people is grass. --Is. xl. 7.
Note: The following list includes most of the grasses of the
United States of special interest, except cereals. Many
of these terms will be found with definitions in the
Vocabulary. See Illustrations in Appendix. Barnyard
grass, for hay. South. Panicum Grus-galli
pasture and hay. Agrostis
, several species. Bermuda
grass, pasture. South. Cynodon Dactylon
. Black bent.
Same as Switch grass
(below). Blue bent, hay. North
and West. Andropogon provincialis
. Blue grass,
pasture. Poa compressa
. Blue joint, hay. Northwest.
. Buffalo grass, grazing. Rocky
(a) Buchlo["e] dectyloides
(b) Same as Grama grass
(below). Bunch grass, grazing.
Far West. Eriocoma
, etc. Chess,
or Cheat, a weed. Bromus secalinus
, etc. Couch
grass. Same as Quick grass
(below). Crab grass,
(a) Hay, in South. A weed, in North. Panicum sanguinale
(b) Pasture and hay. South. Eleusine Indica
(a) Bearded, a noxious weed. Lolium temulentum
(b) Common. Same as Rye grass
(below). Drop seed, fair
for forage and hay. Muhlenbergia
, several species.
English grass. Same as Redtop (below). Fowl meadow
(a) Pasture and hay. Poa serotina
(b) Hay, on moist land. Gryceria nervata
. Gama grass,
cut fodder. South. Tripsacum dactyloides
grass, grazing. West and Pacific slope. Bouteloua oligostachya
, etc. Great bunch grass, pasture and
hay. Far West. Festuca scabrella
. Guinea grass, hay.
South. Panicum jumentorum
. Herd's grass, in New
England Timothy, in Pennsylvania and South Redtop.
Indian grass. Same as Wood grass
rye grass, forage and hay. Lolium Italicum
grass, grazing and hay. South and Southwest. Sorghum Halepense
. Kentucky blue grass, pasture. Poa pratensis
. Lyme grass, coarse hay. South. Elymus
several species. Manna grass, pasture and hay.
, several species. Meadow fescue, pasture
and hay. Festuca elatior
. Meadow foxtail, pasture,
hay, lawn. North. Alopecurus pratensis
grass, pasture, hay, lawn. Poa
, several species.
Mesquite grass, or Muskit grass. Same as Grama grass
(above). Nimble Will, a kind of drop seed.
. Orchard grass, pasture and hay.
. Porcupine grass, troublesome to
sheep. Northwest. Stipa spartea
. Quaking grass,
ornamental. Briza media
. Quitch, or
Quick, grass, etc., a weed. Agropyrum repens
grass. Same as Rye grass
(below). Redtop, pasture
and hay. Agrostis vulgaris
. Red-topped buffalo
grass, forage. Northwest. Poa tenuifolia
canary grass, of slight value. Phalaris arundinacea
Reed meadow grass, hay. North. Glyceria aquatica
Ribbon grass, a striped leaved form of Reed canary grass
. Rye grass, pasture, hay. Lolium perenne
var. Seneca grass, fragrant basket work, etc. North.
. Sesame grass. Same as Gama grass
(above). Sheep's fescue, sheep pasture, native
in Northern Europe and Asia. Festuca ovina
reed grass, meadow pasture and hay. North. Deyeuxia Canadensis
. Spear grass, Same as Meadow grass
(above). Squirrel-tail grass, troublesome to animals.
Seacoast and Northwest. Hordeum jubatum
grass, hay, cut young. Panicum virgatum
cut young, the best of hay. North. Phleum pratense
Velvet grass, hay on poor soil. South. Holcus lanatus
. Vernal grass, pasture, hay, lawn.
. Wire grass, valuable in
pastures. Poa compressa
. Wood grass, Indian grass,
hay. Chrysopogon nutans
Note: Many plants are popularly called grasses which are not
true grasses botanically considered, such as black
grass, goose grass, star grass, etc.
, a kind of small rush (Juncus Gerardi
growing in salt marshes, used for making salt hay.
Grass of the Andes
, an oat grass, the Arrhenatherum avenaceum
Grass of Parnassus
, a plant of the genus Parnassia
growing in wet ground. The European species is Parnassia palustris
; in the United States there are several
(Zo["o]l.), the calico bass.
, the dunlin.
, a cloth woven from the tough fibers of the
, a perennial herb of the Nettle family
syn. Urtica nivea
), which grows in
Sumatra, China, and Assam, whose inner bark has fine and
strong fibers suited for textile purposes.
(a) A common American sparrow (Po["o]c[ae]tes gramineus
); -- called also vesper sparrow
(b) Any Australian finch, of the genus Po["e]phila
which several species are known.
, a lamb suckled by a dam running on pasture land
and giving rich milk.
, land kept in grass and not tilled.
(Zo["o]l.), one of many small moths of the genus
, found in grass.
, a fragrant essential volatile oil, obtained in
India from grasses of the genus Andropogon
, etc.; --
used in perfumery under the name of citronella
, ginger grass oil
, lemon grass oil
, essence of verbena
(Zo["o]l.), a South African owl (Strix Capensis
(Zo["o]l.), any of several species of
Australian parrots, of the genus Euphemia
; -- also
applied to the zebra parrakeet.
(Zo["o]l.), the upland or field plover.
(Bot.), a species of willowwort (Lythrum Hyssopifolia
(Zo["o]l.), one of several tropical American
finches of the genus Euetheia
. The males have most of
the head and chest black and often marked with yellow.
(a) The common English, or ringed, snake (Tropidonotus natrix
(b) The common green snake of the Northern United States.
See Green snake
, under Green
(Zo["o]l.), the pectoral sandpiper (Tringa maculata
); -- called also jacksnipe
(Zo["o]l.), a common spider (Agelena n[ae]via
), which spins flat webs on grass, conspicuous
when covered with dew.
(Zo["o]l.), an inferior kind of commercial
sponge from Florida and the Bahamas.
. (Arch.) See Earth table
, under Earth
(Bot.), a vetch (Lathyrus Nissolia
narrow grasslike leaves.
. [Cf. Prov. R. an unmarried mother, G.
strohwittwe a mock widow, Sw. gr["a]senka a grass widow.]
(a) An unmarried woman who is a mother. [Obs.]
(b) A woman separated from her husband by abandonment or
prolonged absence; a woman living apart from her
To bring to grass
(Mining.), to raise, as ore, to the
surface of the ground.
To put to grass
, To put out to grass
, to put out to graze
a season, as cattle.
(w[imac]r), n. [OE. wir, AS. wir; akin to Icel.
v[=i]rr, Dan. vire, LG. wir, wire; cf. OHG. wiara fine gold;
perhaps akin to E. withy. [root]141.]
1. A thread or slender rod of metal; a metallic substance
formed to an even thread by being passed between grooved
rollers, or drawn through holes in a plate of steel.
Note: Wire is made of any desired form, as round, square,
triangular, etc., by giving this shape to the hole in
the drawplate, or between the rollers.
2. A telegraph wire or cable; hence, an electric telegraph;
as, to send a message by wire. [Colloq.]
3. Chiefly in pl. The system of wires used to operate the
puppets in a puppet show; hence (Chiefly Political Slang),
the network of hidden influences controlling the action of
a person or organization; as, to pull the wires for
office; -- in this sense, synonymous with strings
[Webster 1913 Suppl. +PJC]
4. One who picks women's pockets. [Thieves' Slang]
[Webster 1913 Suppl.]
5. A knitting needle. [Scot.]
[Webster 1913 Suppl.]
6. A wire stretching across over a race track at the judges'
stand, to mark the line at which the races end. [Racing
[Webster 1913 Suppl.]
, Wire mattress
, an elastic bed bottom or
mattress made of wires interwoven or looped together in
, a bridge suspended from wires, or cables made
, a shot cartridge having the shot inclosed
in a wire cage.
, a coarse cloth made of woven metallic wire, --
used for strainers, and for various other purposes.
, the thin, wirelike thread of metal sometimes
formed on the edge of a tool by the stone in sharpening
, a fence consisting of posts with strained
horizontal wires, wire netting, or other wirework,
or Wire gage
(a) A gauge for measuring the diameter of wire, thickness
of sheet metal, etc., often consisting of a metal
plate with a series of notches of various widths in
(b) A standard series of sizes arbitrarily indicated, as
by numbers, to which the diameter of wire or the
thickness of sheet metal in usually made, and which is
used in describing the size or thickness. There are
many different standards for wire gauges, as in
different countries, or for different kinds of metal,
the Birmingham wire gauges and the American wire gauge
being often used and designated by the abbreviations
B. W. G. and A. W. G. respectively.
, a texture of finely interwoven wire, resembling
(Bot.), either of the two common grasses
, valuable for hay and pasture, and Poa compressa
, or blue grass. See Blue grass
(Zo["o]l.), a wireworm.
, wire rods of iron.
, wire cloth or wire netting applied in the
place of wooden lathing for holding plastering.
. See Wire bed
, a micrometer having spider lines, or fine
wires, across the field of the instrument.
, a nail formed of a piece of wire which is headed
, a texture of woven wire coarser than ordinary
, a metal rod from which wire is formed by drawing.
, a rope formed wholly, or in great part, of
down to the wire
, up to the last moment, as in a race or
competition; as, the two front runners were neck-and-neck
down to the wire. From wire
under the wire
, just in time; shortly before the deadline;
as, to file an application just under the wire.
, n. [OE. yard, yerd, AS. geard; akin to OFries.
garda garden, OS. gardo garden, gard yard, D. gaard garden,
G. garten, OHG. garto garden, gari inclosure, Icel. gar[eth]r
yard, house, Sw. g[*a]rd, Dan. gaard, Goth. gards a house,
garda sheepfold, L. hortus garden, Gr. cho`rtos an inclosure.
1. An inclosure; usually, a small inclosed place in front of,
or around, a house or barn; as, a courtyard; a cowyard; a
A yard . . . inclosed all about with sticks
In which she had a cock, hight chanticleer.
2. An inclosure within which any work or business is carried
on; as, a dockyard; a shipyard.
Liberty of the yard
, a liberty, granted to persons
imprisoned for debt, of walking in the yard, or within any
other limits prescribed by law, on their giving bond not
to go beyond those limits.
, an inclosure about a prison, or attached to
(Bot.), a low-growing grass (Eleusine Indica
having digitate spikes. It is common in dooryards, and
like places, especially in the Southern United States.
Called also crab grass
Yard of land
. See Yardland
(kr[a^]b), n. [AS. crabba; akin to D. krab, G.
krabbe, krebs, Icel. krabbi, Sw. krabba, Dan. krabbe, and
perh. to E. cramp. Cf. Crawfish
1. (Zo["o]l.) One of the brachyuran Crustacea. They are
mostly marine, and usually have a broad, short body,
covered with a strong shell or carapace. The abdomen is
small and curled up beneath the body.
Note: The name is applied to all the Brachyura, and to
certain Anomura, as the hermit crabs. Formerly, it was
sometimes applied to Crustacea in general. Many species
are edible, the blue crab of the Atlantic coast being
one of the most esteemed. The large European edible
crab is Cancer padurus
. Soft-shelled crabs
crabs that have recently cast their shells. See
; also, Box crab
, Fiddler crab
, Hermit crab
, Spider crab
, etc., under Box
2. The zodiacal constellation Cancer.
3. [See Crab
, a.] (Bot.) A crab apple; -- so named from its
When roasted crabs hiss in the bowl,
Then nightly sings the staring owl. --Shak.
4. A cudgel made of the wood of the crab tree; a crabstick.
(a) A movable winch or windlass with powerful gearing,
used with derricks, etc.
(b) A form of windlass, or geared capstan, for hauling
ships into dock, etc.
(c) A machine used in ropewalks to stretch the yarn.
(d) A claw for anchoring a portable machine.
. (Zo["o]l.) See Fiddler
., n., 2.
, a small, sour apple, of several kinds; also,
the tree which bears it; as, the European crab apple
var. sylvestris); the Siberian crab apple
); and the American (Pyrus coronaria
(a) A grass (Digitaria sanguinalis
syn. Panicum sanguinalis
); -- called also finger grass
(b) A grass of the genus Eleusine
-- called also dog's-tail grass
, wire grass
(Zo["o]l.), a species of louse (Phthirius pubis
), sometimes infesting the human body.
(Zo["o]l.), an Asiatic plover (Dromas ardeola
, or Crab's stones
, masses of calcareous
matter found, at certain seasons of the year, on either
side of the stomach of the European crawfishes, and
formerly used in medicine for absorbent and antacid
purposes; the gastroliths.
(Zo["o]l.), one of a group of spiders
); -- called because they can run
backwards or sideways like a crab.
, the tree that bears crab applies.
, a light cabinet wood obtained in Guiana, which
takes a high polish. --McElrath.
To catch a crab
(Naut.), a phrase used of a rower:
(a) when he fails to raise his oar clear of the water;
(b) when he misses the water altogether in making a