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  1. grassesnoun

    Plural form of grass.

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  1. grasses

    Poaceae () or Gramineae () is a large and nearly ubiquitous family of monocotyledonous flowering plants commonly known as grasses. It includes the cereal grasses, bamboos and the grasses of natural grassland and species cultivated in lawns and pasture. The latter are commonly referred to collectively as grass. With around 780 genera and around 12,000 species, the Poaceae is the fifth-largest plant family, following the Asteraceae, Orchidaceae, Fabaceae and Rubiaceae.The Poaceae are the most economically important plant family, providing staple foods from domesticated cereal crops such as maize, wheat, rice, barley, and millet as well as feed for meat-producing animals. They provide, through direct human consumption, just over one-half (51%) of all dietary energy; rice provides 20%, wheat supplies 20%, maize (corn) 5.5%, and other grains 6%. Some members of the Poaceae are used as building materials (bamboo, thatch, and straw); others can provide a source of biofuel, primarily via the conversion of maize to ethanol. Grasses have stems that are hollow except at the nodes and narrow alternate leaves borne in two ranks. The lower part of each leaf encloses the stem, forming a leaf-sheath. The leaf grows from the base of the blade, an adaptation allowing it to cope with frequent grazing. Grasslands such as savannah and prairie where grasses are dominant are estimated to constitute 40.5% of the land area of the Earth, excluding Greenland and Antarctica. Grasses are also an important part of the vegetation in many other habitats, including wetlands, forests and tundra. Though they are commonly called "grasses", groups such as the seagrasses, rushes and sedges fall outside this family. The rushes and sedges are related to the Poaceae, being members of the order Poales, but the seagrasses are members of order Alismatales. However, all of them belong to the monocot group of plants.

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of grasses in Chaldean Numerology is: 2

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of grasses in Pythagorean Numerology is: 7

Examples of grasses in a Sentence

  1. Bill Ryall:

    The pool looks like it's just this body of water in the ground, it's amazing when you swim in it because you're really seeing almost nothing but the sky and the grasses.

  2. Shawna Hartman:

    There are deep canyons, drainages and gullies that are full of heavy fuels like prairie grasses and red cedar trees. They can hold the heat for a long time and let the fire jump from one place to another.

  3. George Poinar Jr.:

    Grasses probably go back to the Early Cretaceous Period and possibly even the Jurassic Period.

  4. Eric Kuhn:

    The future of Colorado River is going to be about grass, it's not going to be about indoor plumbing, the action is outdoors. It's crops and grasses.

  5. Chris Widga:

    They evolved to basically take advantage of a grazing niche, eating a lot of abrasive vegetation like grasses.

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