: a genus of slender often wiry perennial American and Asiatic grasses with small spikelets and capillary awns of some importance in the western U.S. as forage

Word History


New Latin, from Gotthilf H. E. Mühlenberg †1815 American clergyman and botanist + New Latin -ia

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“Muhlenbergia.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 17 Jun. 2024.

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