: a genus of American and European grasses with broad leaves and a dense head or spike of flowers see canary grass sense 1, ribbon grass

Word History


New Latin, from Latin, canary-grass, from phalaros having a white spot; akin to Greek phalios having a white spot

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“Phalaris.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 13 Jun. 2024.

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