Definition of alpist
1 : the seed of canary grass
2 : the seed of any of various species of Phleum
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Origin and Etymology of 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 — more at pestle
First Known Use: 1597
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