Cortaderia

noun

Cor·​ta·​de·​ria
ˌkȯrtəˈdirēə
: a genus of South American grasses with tall stems and large silky panicles see pampas grass

Word History

Etymology

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.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Cortaderia. Accessed 15 Apr. 2024.

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