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noun pan·i·cum \ˈpa-ni-kəm\

Definition of panicum

  1. :  any of a large and widely distributed genus (Panicum) of annual and perennial grasses that have 1- to 2-flowered spikelets arranged in a panicle

Origin and Etymology of panicum

New Latin, from Latin, foxtail millet

First Known Use: 1844

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