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 for Andropogon nardus
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Andropogon \An`dro*po"gon\, n. [NL.; Gr. 'anh`r, 'andro`s, man +
     pw`gwn the beard.] (Bot.)
     A very large and important genus of grasses, found in nearly
     all parts of the world. It includes the lemon grass of Ceylon
     and the beard grass, or broom sedge, of the United States.
     The principal subgenus is Sorghum, including Andropogon
     sorghum and Andropogon halepensis, from which have been
     derived the Chinese sugar cane, the Johnson grass, the Aleppo
     grass, the broom corn, and the durra, or Indian millet.
     Several East Indian species, as Andropogon nardus and
     Andropogon sch[oe]nanthus, yield fragrant oils, used in
     perfumery.
     [Webster 1913 Suppl.]

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