Definition of Melica
: a genus of perennial mostly woodland grasses somewhat resembling Festuca but having lemmas 2-lobed at the apex and the upper 2 or 3 lemmas empty and forming a club-shaped mass — see melic grass
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Origin and Etymology of melica
New Latin, from Italian melica, meliga sorghum, modification (influenced by Latin mel honey) of Medieval Latin (herba) medica, literally, medical herb, from herba herb + medica, feminine of medicus medical
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