Zizania

noun
Zi·​za·​nia | \ zəˈzānēə \

Definition of Zizania

: a genus of tall monoecious grasses having long flat leaves and ample panicles of one-flowered spikelets — see wild rice

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History and Etymology for Zizania

New Latin, from Late Latin zizanium darnel, cockle, from Greek zizanion

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“Zizania.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Zizania. Accessed 30 Sep. 2020.

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