Dactylis

noun
Dac·​ty·​lis | \ ˈdaktələ̇s \

Definition of Dactylis

: a genus of two or three perennial chiefly Eurasian grasses having the 2- to 6-flowered spikelets arranged in a one-sided panicle — see orchard grass

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History and Etymology for Dactylis

New Latin, from Greek daktylos finger; from its fingerlike spikelets

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“Dactylis.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Dactylis. Accessed 19 May. 2022.

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