agrostology

noun

ag·​ros·​tol·​o·​gy
ˌa-grə-ˈstä-lə-jē,
ˌa-ˌgrä-,
ə-ˌgrä-
plural -es
: the branch of systematic botany that deals with the grasses

Word History

Etymology

Greek agrōstis + English -o- + -logy

First Known Use

1820, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of agrostology was in 1820

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“Agrostology.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/agrostology. Accessed 20 Apr. 2024.

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