danthonia

noun dan·tho·nia \ danˈthōnēə \

Definition of danthonia

1 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
2 plural -s :any plant of the genus Danthonia

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Origin and Etymology of danthonia

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


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