Agrostis

noun Agros·tis \ə-ˈgrä-stəs\

Definition of Agrostis

  1. :  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 2d, redtop

Love words? You must — there are over 200,000 words in our free online dictionary, but you are looking for one that’s only in the Merriam-Webster Unabridged Dictionary.

Join MWU now and get access to America’s largest dictionary, with:

  • 300,000 words that aren't in our free dictionary
  • Expanded definitions, etymologies, and usage notes
  • Advanced search features
  • Ad free!

Origin and Etymology of agrostis

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


First Known Use: circa 1543


Seen and Heard

What made you want to look up Agrostis? Please tell us where you read or heard it (including the quote, if possible).

WORD OF THE DAY

feeling or affected by lethargy

Get Word of the Day daily email!