Cenchrus

noun Cen·chrus \ ˈseŋkrəs \

Definition of Cenchrus

:a genus of grasses having spikelets enclosed in ovoid spiny involucres that form burs, the plants providing good forage before the bur develops

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Origin and Etymology of cenchrus

New Latin, from Greek kenchros millet; probably akin to Latin frendere to grind


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