capitalized : a large genus of tufted erect perennial grasses chiefly of the southern hemisphere and North America with narrow leaves and small terminal panicles or racemes of densely crowded florets
plural -s : any plant of the genus Danthonia

Word History


New Latin, irregular from Étienne Danthoine, 19th century French botanist & New Latin -ia

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“Danthonia.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/danthonia. Accessed 15 Jul. 2024.

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