pan·​i·​cum ˈpa-ni-kəm How to pronounce panicum (audio)
: 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

Word History


New Latin, from Latin, foxtail millet

First Known Use

circa 1739, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of panicum was circa 1739

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“Panicum.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 3 Mar. 2024.

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