Aegilops

noun Ae·gi·lops \ˈē-jə-ˌläps, ˈe-\

Definition of Aegilops

in some classifications

  1. :  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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Origin and Etymology of aegilops

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


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