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Italian rye   /ɪtˈæljən raɪ/   Listen
Italian rye

European grass much used for hay and in United States also for turf and green manure.  Synonyms: Italian ryegrass, Lolium multiflorum.

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"Italian rye" Quotes from Famous Books

... allowance is only one acre to each two thousand of the population. There are two filter-beds of light loam over a gravelly subsoil thoroughly underdrained with tiles at a depth of six feet. One of these beds is cultivated with some crop like Italian rye-grass, which bears copious irrigation; and the other by some crop like wheat, which, in the absence of irrigation, will thrive on the fertility left over from the previous season. The volume of sewage is very great, but the action of the six feet of earth in removing its impurities seems to ...
— Village Improvements and Farm Villages • George E. Waring

Words linked to "Italian rye" :   Lolium multiflorum, ryegrass, rye grass

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