Imperata

noun

Im·​pe·​ra·​ta
ˌimpəˈrätə
: a genus of tropical grasses having slender erect culms and a narrow panicle with spikelets surrounded by long silky hairs see cogon

Word History

Etymology

New Latin, after Ferrante Imperato †1625 Italian apothecary

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“Imperata.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Imperata. Accessed 24 Feb. 2024.

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