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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History and Etymology for Tripsacum

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

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to move or obtain by small maneuvers

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