alpist

noun
al·​pist | \ ˈalpə̇st, (ˈ)al¦pēst\
variants: or less commonly alpiste \ " , alˈpēstə \
plural -s

Definition of alpist

1 : the seed of canary grass
2 : the seed of any of various species of Phleum

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First Known Use of alpist

1597, in the meaning defined at sense 1

History and Etymology for alpist

Spanish alpiste, from Mozarabic al-bisht the alpist, from al- the (from Arabic) + bisht alpist, from Medieval Latin pistum, from Latin, neuter of pistus, past participle of pinsere to pound, crush

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