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Glossary - Grass

Any member of the grass family (Gramineae or Poaceae).

Poaceae, part of the Monocotyledons, are chiefly herbaceous but include some woody plants; they include cereals, bamboo, reeds, sugar cane, etc.

Their stems are called culms.

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