Distichlis

noun
Dis·​tich·​lis | \ də̇ˈstiklə̇s \

Definition of Distichlis

: a small genus of American grasses found along seashores and in alkaline regions and having creeping rhizomes, distichous leaves, and several-flowered spikes in small panicles — see salt grass

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History and Etymology for Distichlis

New Latin, irregular from Greek distichos

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“Distichlis.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Distichlis. Accessed 9 Mar. 2021.

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