Aristida

noun
Aris·​ti·​da | \ əˈristədə \

Definition of Aristida

: a genus of grasses with one-flowered spikelets and a hard sharp-pointed lemma terminating in three awns — see dogtown grass

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History and Etymology for Aristida

New Latin, irregular from Latin arista beard of grain

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“Aristida.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Aristida. Accessed 11 Aug. 2020.

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