noun er·i·an·thus \ˌerēˈan(t)thəs\

Definition of erianthus

  1. 1 capitalized :  a genus of reedlike grasses having spikes crowded in a panicle clothed with long silky hairs

  2. 2 plural -es :  any plant of the genus Erianthus —called also plume grass

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Origin and Etymology of erianthus

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

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