Definition of Cymbopogon
: 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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