: a genus of Eurasian grasses that have 2-flowered spikelets, the first floret staminate and awned from the back and are naturalized in cooler parts of North America see tall oat grass

Word History


New Latin, from Greek arrhen-, arrhēn male + ather-, athēr awn; from the awned staminate lemma; akin to Sanskrit arṣati it flows, ṛṣabha bull, Latin ros dew

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“Arrhenatherum.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 20 Jun. 2024.

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