Phalaris

noun
Phal·​a·​ris | \ ˈfalərə̇s \

Definition of Phalaris

: 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

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History and Etymology for Phalaris

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.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Phalaris. Accessed 23 Oct. 2021.

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