panicum

play
noun pan·i·cum \ˈpa-ni-kəm\

Definition of panicum

  1. :  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

Origin and Etymology of panicum

New Latin, from Latin, foxtail millet


First Known Use: circa 1739


Learn More about panicum


Seen and Heard

What made you want to look up panicum? Please tell us where you read or heard it (including the quote, if possible).