panic grass

pan·​ic grass | \ ˈpa-nik- How to pronounce panic grass (audio) \

Definition of panic grass

: any of various grasses (Panicum and related genera) including some important forage and cereal grasses

Examples of panic grass in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Weeds were pushing up through the rubble—among them, aptly named species like panic grass and feverfew. Hiroki Kobayashi, National Geographic, 5 Aug. 2020

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First Known Use of panic grass

1597, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for panic grass

Middle English panik, from Latin panicum foxtail millet, from panus stalk of a panicle

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“Panic grass.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 20 Sep. 2021.

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