noun Phal·a·ris \ˈfalərə̇s\

Definition of Phalaris

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

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Origin and Etymology of phalaris

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

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