- A kind of grass (Erianthus saccharoides) with the spikelets arranged in great silky plumes, growing in swamps in the Southern United States.
- The still finer Erianthus ravennae from the Mediterranean region.
- Any grass from the genus Erianthus.
Part or all of this entry has been imported from the 1913 edition of Webster’s Dictionary, which is now free of copyright and hence in the public domain. The imported definitions may be significantly out of date, and any more recent senses may be completely missing.
(See the entry for plume grass in Webster’s Revised Unabridged Dictionary, G. & C. Merriam, 1913.)