Pas·​pa·​lum | \ ˈpaspələm \

Definition of Paspalum

1 : a genus of mostly perennial grasses chiefly of warm regions having flat leaves and spikelets in several rows on secund spikes — see ditch millet, joint grass
2 paspalum plural paspalums : any grass of the genus Paspalum

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History and Etymology for Paspalum

New Latin, from Greek paspalos millet; probably akin to Greek palē fine meal, dust—

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“Paspalum.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 28 Nov. 2020.

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