noun Pas·pa·lum \ˈpaspələm\

Definition of Paspalum

  1. 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. 2 paspalum plural paspalums :  any grass of the genus Paspalum

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Origin and Etymology of paspalum

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

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a rounded knoll or a ridge of ice

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