Holcus

noun

Hol·​cus
ˈhälkəs
: a genus of Old World grasses widely naturalized in America with velvety pubescence and deciduous spikelets see velvet grass

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Word History

Etymology

New Latin, from Latin, wall barley (Hordeum murinum), from Greek holkos wall barley, furrow

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“Holcus.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Holcus. Accessed 5 Oct. 2022.

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