• WordNet 3.6
    • n Andropogon tall annual or perennial grasses with spikelike racemes; warm regions
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • n Andropogon (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 Andropogon sorghum and Andropogon 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 Andropogon nardus and Andropogon schÅ“nanthus, yield fragrant oils, used in perfumery.
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
NL.; Gr. 'anh`r 'andro`s, man + pw`gwn the beard


In literature:

Andropogon bombycinus, R. Br.
"Explorations in Australia, The Journals of John McDouall Stuart" by John McDouall Stuart
ANDROPOGON, which appeared not to be distinct from the A. BOMBYCINUS.
"Journal of an Expedition into the Interior of Tropical Australia" by Thomas Mitchell
It is the reign and presidency of the Andropogons.
"The Atlantic Monthly, Volume 10, Number 60, October 1862" by Various
An Andropogon allied to A.
"Three Expeditions into the Interior of Eastern Australia, Vol 2 (of 2)" by Thomas Mitchell
About old Pagodas, Pladera of Moulmain, a Labiata, Stemodia, and Andropogon occur.
"Journals of Travels in Assam, Burma, Bhootan, Afghanistan and TheNeighbouring Countries" by William Griffith
Many species of Andropogon have such jointed rachises.
"A Handbook of Some South Indian Grasses" by Rai Bahadur K. Ranga Achariyar