: a genus of large woody bamboo grasses that are natives of Asia and America and have terete culms, persistent leaf sheaths with stiff scabrous bristles, and flower spikelets arranged in racemes or panicles compare canebrake, giant cane, small cane

Word History


New Latin, from Latin arundin-, arundo, harundin-, harundo reed + New Latin -aria

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“Arundinaria.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 2 Dec. 2023.

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