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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