Definition of darnel :
Any grass of the genus Lolium, esp. the Lolium temulentum ( bearded darnel), the grains of which have been reputed poisonous. Other species, as Lolium perenne ( rye grass or ray grass), and its variety L. Italicum ( Italian rye grass), are highly esteemed for pasture and for making hay.
- 25, would have been better translated " darnel" than " tares." - "Herbal Simples Approved for Modern Uses of Cure", William Thomas Fernie.
- A general trembling, followed by inability to walk, hindered speech, and presently profound sleep, with subsequent headache and vomiting, are the symptoms produced by Darnel when taken in a harmful quantity. - "Herbal Simples Approved for Modern Uses of Cure", William Thomas Fernie.
- He knows no more than a baby about anything, and so he turned the cows into Darnel meadow, and never put the hurdle to stop the gap- never thinking they could get down the bank; so the farmer found them in the barley, and if he did not run out against him downright shameful- though Paul up and told him the truth, that 'twas nobody else that did it. - "Friarswood Post-Office", Charlotte M. Yonge.