Cortaderia

noun Cor·ta·de·ria \ ˌkȯrtəˈdirēə \

Definition of Cortaderia

:a genus of South American grasses with tall stems and large silky panicles — see pampas grass

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Origin and Etymology of cortaderia

New Latin, from American Spanish cortadera plant with sharp-edged leaves (from Spanish, hot chisel, from cortar to cut, from Latin curtare to shorten, from curtus short) + New Latin -ia


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