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Princeton's WordNet

  1. Phalaris, genus Phalarisnoun

    a genus of grasses with broad leaves and a dense spike of flowers


  1. phalaris

    Phalaris is a genus of grasses, containing about 20 species, that are native to Europe, North Africa, and Western Asia. Some species, such as Phalaris arundinacea and Phalaris aquatica, are widely cultivated as ornamental plants or for forage. They are known for their hardiness and rapid growth. Some species and varieties may be potentially toxic to livestock.


  1. Phalaris

    Phalaris was the tyrant of Acragas in Sicily, from approximately 570 to 554 BC.

The Nuttall Encyclopedia

  1. Phalaris

    a tyrant of Agrigentum, in Sicily, in the 6th century, who is said, among other cruelties, to have roasted the victims of his tyranny in a brazen bull which bears his name; the "Letters of Phalaris," at one time ascribed to him, have been proved to be spurious.

U.S. National Library of Medicine

  1. Phalaris

    A plant genus of the family POACEAE.

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of phalaris in Chaldean Numerology is: 6

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of phalaris in Pythagorean Numerology is: 3

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