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

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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“Tripsacum.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Tripsacum. Accessed 25 Sep. 2022.

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