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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History and Etymology for Cenchrus

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

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“Cenchrus.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Cenchrus. Accessed 18 Apr. 2021.

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