erianthus

noun
er·​i·​an·​thus | \ ˌerēˈan(t)thəs \

Definition of erianthus

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

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History and Etymology for erianthus

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 17 Sep. 2021.

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