Imperata

noun
Im·​pe·​ra·​ta | \ ˌimpəˈrätə\

Definition of Imperata

: 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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History and Etymology for Imperata

New Latin, after Ferrante Imperato †1625 Italian apothecary

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