Darnel definition

därnəl
A weedy rye grass (Lolium temulentum) with poisonous seeds, often found in grainfields.
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Any of several ryegrasses, especially Lolium temulentum.
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A species of ryegrass, Lolium temulentum, often found in wheat fields and often host to a fungus intoxicating to humans and animals.
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Various species of Lolium, especially as a weed in wheat fields.
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Other Word Forms

Noun

Singular:
darnel
Plural:
darnels

Origin of darnel

  • Middle English

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • From Old Northern French darnelle

    From Wiktionary