erianthus

noun

er·​i·​an·​thus
ˌerēˈan(t)thəs
1
capitalized : a genus of reedlike grasses having spikes crowded in a panicle clothed with long silky hairs
2
plural -es : any plant of the genus Erianthus

called also plume grass

Word History

Etymology

New Latin, from Greek eri wool (short for erion, eirion, diminutive of eiros fleece) + New Latin -anthus

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“Erianthus.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/erianthus. Accessed 26 Nov. 2022.

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