: a small genus of grasses found in Malaysia and along the seacoast of America and having creeping stems and one-flowered spikelets on one side of a flat corky rachis see saint augustine grass

Word History


New Latin, from sten- + Greek taphros ditch; akin to Greek thaptein to bury

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“Stenotaphrum.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 27 Sep. 2023.

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