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

Word History


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.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 15 Apr. 2024.

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