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Princeton's WordNet

  1. Elymus, genus Elymusnoun

    tall tufted perennial grasses (such as lyme grass or wild rye)


  1. elymus

    Elymus is a widespread genus of plants in the grass family, commonly known as wildrye or wheatgrass. They are native to several parts of the world like North America, Asia, Africa and South America. They are usually found in temperate regions and are often used for erosion control or as forage crops. Some species are also grown as ornamental plants.


  1. Elymus

    In Greek and Roman mythology, Elymus was the mythical ancestor of the Elymians, natives of Sicily. Elymus was a Trojan, a natural son of Anchises and a brother of Eryx. Previous to the emigration of Aeneas, also a son of Anchises, Elymus and Acestes had fled from Troy to Sicily, and had settled on the banks of the river Crinisus, in the country of the Sicani. When afterwards the Trojan refugees led by Aeneas also arrived there, Elymus built for them the towns of Segesta and Elyme, and the Trojans who settled in that part of Sicily called themselves Elymi, after Elymus. Strabo calls him Elymnus, and says that he went to Sicily with Aeneas, and that they together took possession of the cities of Eryx and Lilybaeum. Elymus was further believed to have founded Asca and Entella in Sicily. In the Aeneid, Vergil has Elymnus competing in the funeral games held on Sicily for Anchises, in the footrace in which Nisus and Euryalus are introduced. As Helymus, he is also listed among the competitors by Hyginus, who says he finished second to Euryalus and was awarded an Amazonian quiver.

U.S. National Library of Medicine

  1. Elymus

    A plant genus of the family POACEAE. The common name of wildrye is used with some other grasses.

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of elymus in Chaldean Numerology is: 4

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of elymus in Pythagorean Numerology is: 5

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