Cym·​bo·​po·​gon | \ -bəˈpōˌgän \

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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History and Etymology for Cymbopogon

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

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“Cymbopogon.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 28 Feb. 2020.

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