Aegilops

noun
Ae·gi·lops | \ˈē-jə-ˌläps, ˈe-\

Definition of Aegilops 

in some classifications

: a genus of grasses sometimes used to include the presumed wild ancestors of domestic wheat which are now usually placed in the genus Triticum

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First Known Use of Aegilops

1777, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for Aegilops

New Latin, from Greek aigilōps havergrass, Turkey oak (Quercus cerris)

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