eleusine

noun
el·​eu·​si·​ne | \ ˌelyüˈsī(ˌ)nē \

Definition of eleusine

1 capitalized : a genus of grasses with digitate or rarely scattered spikes consisting of many-flowered spikelets — see ragi, yard grass
2 plural -s : any plant of the genus Eleusine

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History and Etymology for eleusine

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

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“Eleusine.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/eleusine. Accessed 9 Aug. 2020.

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