Hierochloe

noun Hi·er·och·loe \ˌhīəˈräklə(ˌ)wē\

Definition of Hierochloe

  1. :  a genus of aromatic perennial grasses native to temperate and cold regions having spikelets with a perfect terminal floret and two staminate florets — see holy grass

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Origin and Etymology of hierochloe

New Latin, from hier- + Greek chloē young grass


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