in some classifications
: a small genus of perennial grasses found in the Old World tropics, having narrow panicles of slender spikelike racemes, including some cultivated for the aromatic roots or oil, and being usually placed in the genus Andropogon

Word History


New Latin, from International Scientific Vocabulary vetiver + New Latin -ia

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“Vetiveria.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 29 May. 2024.

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