Rhynchospora

noun

Rhyn·​chos·​po·​ra
riŋˈkäspərə
: a genus of widely distributed sedges (family Cyperaceae) having leafy culms, clustered spikelets, a perianth usually of barbed bristles, and an achene crowned by the persistent style base

Word History

Etymology

New Latin, from rhynch- + -spora

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“Rhynchospora.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Rhynchospora. Accessed 22 Apr. 2024.

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