Agrostis

noun

Agros·​tis
ə-ˈgrä-stəs
: a large and widely distributed genus of grasses having an open or contracted panicle with small one-flowered spikelets and including important pasture, hay, and lawn grasses see bent sense 2d, redtop

Word History

Etymology

New Latin, from Latin, couch grass, from Greek agrōstis, a grass

First Known Use

circa 1543, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of Agrostis was circa 1543

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“Agrostis.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Agrostis. Accessed 17 Jul. 2024.

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