Oryzopsis

noun
Or·​y·​zop·​sis | \ ˌȯrəˈzäpsə̇s \

Definition of Oryzopsis

: a genus of American tufted grasses with open panicles composed of one-flowered spikelets remotely suggesting rice — see mountain rice, silk grass

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History and Etymology for Oryzopsis

New Latin, from oryz- + -opsis

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“Oryzopsis.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Oryzopsis. Accessed 1 Mar. 2021.

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