noun el·eu·si·ne \ˌelyüˈsī(ˌ)nē\

Definition of eleusine

  1. 1 capitalized :  a genus of grasses with digitate or rarely scattered spikes consisting of many-flowered spikelets — see ragi, yard grass

  2. 2 plural -s :  any plant of the genus Eleusine

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Origin and Etymology of eleusine

New Latin, from Greek Eleusinē, a name for Demeter, goddess of grain

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