capitalized : a small genus of coarse Asian monoecious grasses having the pistillate flowers and seeds enclosed in a shining capsulelike involucre
plural -es : any plant of the genus Coix
especially : job's-tears

Word History


New Latin, from Greek koïx doom palm

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“Coix.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 26 Sep. 2023.

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