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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History and Etymology for 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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“Cortaderia.” The Dictionary, Merriam-Webster Inc., Accessed 23 January 2020.

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