hordeum

noun
hor·​de·​um | \ ˈhȯ(r)dēəm \

Definition of hordeum

1 capitalized : a widely distributed genus of grasses having the flowers in dense spikes often with long-awned glumes and the one-flowered spikelets in clusters of two or three at each joint of the rachis — see barley
2 plural -s : any grass of the genus Hordeum

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History and Etymology for hordeum

New Latin, from Latin, barley; akin to Old High German gersta barley, Greek kri, Albanian drith, and probably to Latin horrēre to bristle

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“Hordeum.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/hordeum. Accessed 3 Aug. 2021.

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