capitalized : a large widely distributed genus of grasses having a one-flowered spikelet and lemma terminating in a long twisted or bent awn see bunchgrass, feather grass, ichu, needlegrass, porcupine grass, sleepy grass
or less commonly stipa grass plural -s : any grass of the genus Stipa
specifically : esparto

Word History


New Latin, from Latin stupa, stuppa coarse part of flax, tow

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“Stipa.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 25 Sep. 2023.

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