capitalized : a genus of grasses that are widely distributed in temperate and arctic regions and have open panicles with 2- to 6-flowered spikelets on which the upper scales exceed the empty ones see kentucky bluegrass , wire grass
plural -s : any grass of the genus Poa

Word History


New Latin, from Greek, grass; akin to Greek pidax spring, Lithuanian pieva meadow

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“Poa.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/poa. Accessed 24 Jun. 2024.

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