Imperata

noun Im·pe·ra·ta \ˌimpəˈrätə\

Definition of Imperata

  1. :  a genus of tropical grasses having slender erect culms and a narrow panicle with spikelets surrounded by long silky hairs — see cogon

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Origin and Etymology of imperata

New Latin, after Ferrante Imperato †1625 Italian apothecary


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