darnel

noun
dar·​nel | \ ˈdär-nᵊl \

Definition of darnel

: any of several usually weedy ryegrasses (genus Lolium)

First Known Use of darnel

14th century, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for darnel

Middle English

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