Bouteloua

noun
Bou·​te·​loua | \ ˌbütᵊlˈüə, ˌbōtᵊlˈōə \

Definition of Bouteloua

: a large genus of North American forage grasses distinguished by the one-sided spikes of the inflorescence — see grama

History and Etymology for Bouteloua

New Latin, irregular from Claudio Boutelou †1848 Spanish botanist

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“Bouteloua.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Bouteloua. Accessed 26 Sep. 2022.

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