Definition of brome in English:


Syllabification: brome
Pronunciation: /brōm


An oatlike grass that is sometimes grown for fodder or ornamental purposes.
  • Genus Bromus, family Gramineae
More example sentences
  • After moving to their present farm in 2000 they tilled the ground and seeded it to perennial ryegrass, Alyce white clover, brome and meadow fescue, with annual ryegrass as a cover crop.
  • The most common cool-season grasses are orchard grass, smooth brome, meadow brome and creeping foxtail.
  • The majority of their diet should be free-choice grass hays such as timothy, orchard grass or brome.


mid 18th century: from modern Latin Bromus, from Greek bromos 'oat'.

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