striga

1 of 2

noun (1)

stri·​ga
ˈstrīgə
plural strigae
-īˌjē,
-ˌjī
or strigas
1
: a pointed appressed rigid hairlike scale or bristle
2
: a flute in a column
3
strigal
-gəl
adjective

Striga

2 of 2

noun (2)

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

Word History

Etymology

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 5 Dec. 2022.

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