panic grass


pan·​ic grass ˈpa-nik- How to pronounce panic grass (audio)
: 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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Word History


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

First Known Use

1597, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of panic grass was in 1597

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“Panic grass.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 19 May. 2024.

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