Definition of Andropogon

: a large and important genus of almost cosmopolitan grasses with spikelike racemes having the flowers in pairs, one sterile and one fertile — see bluestem, broom sedge

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First Known Use of Andropogon

circa 1763, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for Andropogon

New Latin, from andr- + -pogon

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“Andropogon.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 11 Aug. 2020.

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