Definition of Phalaris

1. Noun. A genus of grasses with broad leaves and a dense spike of flowers.




Definition of Phalaris

1. Noun. Any of several grasses of the genus Phalaris ¹

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Phalaris

phalangid
phalangids
phalangious
phalangist
phalangistine
phalangite
phalangites
phalangitis
phalangoidea
phalansterian
phalansterians
phalansteries
phalanstery
phalanx
phalanxes
phalaris (current term)
phalarope
phalaropes
phalera
phalerae
phall
phallacidin
phallacin
phallalgia
phallectomies
phalli
phallic stage

Literary usage of Phalaris

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1. The History of Sicily from the Earliest Times by Edward Augustus Freeman (1891)
"Grote's practical mind felt no call to collect and harmonize the scattered notices about phalaris, or to speculate as to how or why he became such a ..."

2. Recent Inquiries in Theology: By Eminent English Churchmen ; Being "Essays by Frederic Henry Hedge (1861)
"ON THE "phalaris CONTROVERSY." THE controversy here referred to was a learned dispute between Charles Boyle, afterward Earl of Orrery, and Richard Bentley, ..."

3. The Grasses of Iowa by Louis Hermann Pammel, Julius Buel Weems, Carleton Roy Ball, F. Lamson-Scribner, Harry Foster Bain (1904)
"phalaris, with ten species, is found chiefly in southern Europe ; one species is ... phalaris.1 Third and fourth glumes empty, small, awned on the back ..."

4. Penny Cyclopaedia of the Society for the Diffusion of Useful Knowledge by Charles Knight (1840)
"phalaris was infamous for his cruelty, and especially for the particular device, which he owed to Perillus, of burning the victims of his savage tyranny in ..."

5. Introduction to the Literature of Europe in the Fifteenth, Sixteenth, and by Henry Hallam (1856)
"A young man of high family and respectable learning, Charles Boyle, had published an edition of the Epistles of phalaris, with some reflection on Bentley ..."

6. The History of Sicily from the Earliest Times by Edward Augustus Freeman (1891)
"Grote's practical mind felt no call to collect and harmonize the scattered notices about phalaris, or to speculate as to how or why he became such a ..."

7. Recent Inquiries in Theology: By Eminent English Churchmen ; Being "Essays by Frederic Henry Hedge (1861)
"ON THE "phalaris CONTROVERSY." THE controversy here referred to was a learned dispute between Charles Boyle, afterward Earl of Orrery, and Richard Bentley, ..."

8. The Grasses of Iowa by Louis Hermann Pammel, Julius Buel Weems, Carleton Roy Ball, F. Lamson-Scribner, Harry Foster Bain (1904)
"phalaris, with ten species, is found chiefly in southern Europe ; one species is ... phalaris.1 Third and fourth glumes empty, small, awned on the back ..."

9. Penny Cyclopaedia of the Society for the Diffusion of Useful Knowledge by Charles Knight (1840)
"phalaris was infamous for his cruelty, and especially for the particular device, which he owed to Perillus, of burning the victims of his savage tyranny in ..."

10. Introduction to the Literature of Europe in the Fifteenth, Sixteenth, and by Henry Hallam (1856)
"A young man of high family and respectable learning, Charles Boyle, had published an edition of the Epistles of phalaris, with some reflection on Bentley ..."

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