: a large genus of leafless southern African and Australian herbs (family Restionaceae) having one-celled anthers and many-flowered spikelets with imbricated glumes see cordleaf, rope grass

Word History


New Latin, from Latin, maker of rope, from restis rope, cord

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“Restio.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 21 Apr. 2024.

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