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, "The elusive horror of Hiroshima," 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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The first known use of panic grass was in 1597

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17 Aug 2020

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“Panic grass.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 24 Sep. 2020.

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