gamelote

noun ga·me·lo·te \ˌgaməˈlōtē\

Definition of gamelote

plural

-s

  1. :  any of several grasses: such as a :  guinea grass 1 b :  either of two foxtails of the West Indies (Setaria porretiana and S. paniculifera)

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Origin and Etymology of gamelote

American Spanish, alteration of gramalote, from Spanish gramal field of coarse grass, from grama coarse grass — more at grama


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