Agros·​tis | \ ə-ˈgrä-stəs \

Definition of Agrostis

: 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

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First Known Use of Agrostis

circa 1543, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for Agrostis

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

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“Agrostis.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 26 Oct. 2021.

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