Alop·​e·​cu·​rus | \ əˌläpəˈkyu̇rəs, ˌaləpə- \

Definition of Alopecurus

: a genus of grasses found in temperate regions and having slender culms, flat leaves, and soft spikes — see meadow foxtail

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First Known Use of Alopecurus

circa 1763, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for Alopecurus

New Latin, from Greek alōpekouros beard grass (Polypogon monspeliensis), from alōpek-, alōpēx fox + -ouros -urous

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“Alopecurus.” The Dictionary, Merriam-Webster Inc., Accessed 22 January 2020.

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