panicum

noun
pan·​i·​cum | \ˈpa-ni-kəm \

Definition of panicum 

: any of a large and widely distributed genus (Panicum) of annual and perennial grasses that have 1- to 2-flowered spikelets arranged in a panicle

First Known Use of panicum

circa 1739, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for panicum

New Latin, from Latin, foxtail millet

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