Cymbopogon

noun Cym·bo·po·gon \-bəˈpōˌgän\

Definition of Cymbopogon

  1. :  a genus of grasses occurring in warm regions of the Old World and having compound flower clusters of paired racemes enclosed by bracts that resemble spathes — see citronella grass, lemongrass

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Origin and Etymology of cymbopogon

New Latin, from cymbo- (from Latin cymba boat) + -pogon; from the shape of the bracts


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