: a genus of tall mostly perennial grasses having single-flowered spikelets, the lemmas entire, and the rachillae usually extending beyond the palea into a hairy bristle or stalk see bluejoint sense 1

Word History


New Latin, from calam- + Latin agrostis couch grass, from Greek agrōstis dog's-tooth grass, perhaps from agros field

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“Calamagrostis.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 4 Dec. 2023.

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