: 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

Word History


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

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“Euchlaena.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 18 Jun. 2024.

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