What does canary grass mean?

canary grass meaning in General Dictionary

Canary isles grass; seeds used as feed for caged wild birds

Sentence Examples with the word canary grass

They also decrease the specific gravity, so that the grain is more readily carried by the wind, especially when, as in Briza, the glume has a large surface compared with the size of the grain, or when, as in H olcus, empty glumes also take part; in Canary grass (Phalaris) the large empty glumes bear a membranous wing on the keel.

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