capitalized : a genus of reedlike grasses having spikes crowded in a panicle clothed with long silky hairs
plural -es : any plant of the genus Erianthus

called also plume grass

Word History


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

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“Erianthus.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 23 Apr. 2024.

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