Euchlaena

noun Eu·chlae·na \yüˈklēnə\

Definition of Euchlaena

  1. :  a small genus of Mexican grasses that are closely related to and readily hybridize with Indian corn and have the pistillate spike reduced to a row of hard joints resembling seeds — see teosinte

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Origin and Etymology of euchlaena

New Latin, from eu- + Greek chlaina cloak; from the bracts around the ear


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