any of a large genus (Bromus
) of grasses of the temperate zone
, having closed sheaths
: a few are crop plants but many are weeds
: also ˈbromeˌgrass
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Word origin of 'brome'< ModL < L bromos < Gr, oats, rustling < bremein, to rustle < IE base *bherem-, to rustle, buzz