striga

noun (1)
stri·​ga | \ ˈstrīgə \
plural strigae\ -​īˌjē , -​ˌjī \ or strigas

Definition of striga

 (Entry 1 of 2)

1 : a pointed appressed rigid hairlike scale or bristle
2 : a flute in a column

Striga

noun (2)
Stri·​ga | \ ˈstrīgə \

Definition of Striga (Entry 2 of 2)

: a genus of seed plants (family Scrophulariaceae) living as root parasites especially on corn, sugarcane, and other grasses in the eastern tropics

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Other Words from striga

Noun (1)

strigal \ -​gəl \ adjective

History and Etymology for striga

Noun (1)

New Latin, from Latin, furrow, windrow, swath

Noun (2)

New Latin

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“Striga.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/striga. Accessed 12 Aug. 2020.

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