Tripsacum

noun Trip·sa·cum \ ˈtripsə̇kəm \

Definition of Tripsacum

:a genus of coarse perennial grasses of the southern U.S. and South America having androgynous spikes with the 2-flowered staminate spikelets above and the pistillate below with the latter embedded in the joints of the rachis — see gama

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Origin and Etymology of tripsacum

New Latin, from Greek tripsis rubbing, friction, resistance to rubbing; akin to Greek tribein to rub


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