horse gram

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • n horse gram twining herb of Old World tropics cultivated in India for food and fodder; sometimes placed in genus Dolichos
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Usage

In literature:

My horse is somewhat heavy in his movements, for he is the one Gram rode yesterday; I found him grazing by the road.
"The Ward of King Canute" by Ottilie A. Liljencrantz
Natives are very fond of giving horses green gram, but it is a most dangerous custom.
"Notes on Stable Management in India and the Colonies" by Joshua A. Nunn
Gram is largely eaten by the poorer classes, but it is also used as horse-food.
"Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 14, Slice 4" by Various
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