triodia

noun

tri·​o·​dia
trīˈōdēə
1
capitalized : a genus of Australian and in some classifications American perennial grasses having long narrow leaves and florets with prominently 3-nerved lemmas
2
plural -s : any grass of the genus Triodia : spinifex sense 2

Word History

Etymology

New Latin, probably from Greek, meeting of three roads, from triodos point where three roads meet (from tri- three + hodos way, road) + -ia -y

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“Triodia.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/triodia. Accessed 19 Jul. 2024.

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