Euchlaena

noun
Eu·​chlae·​na | \ yüˈklēnə \

Definition of Euchlaena

: 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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History and Etymology for Euchlaena

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

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“Euchlaena.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Euchlaena. Accessed 12 May. 2021.

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