from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. Any of numerous grasses of the genus Panicum, many of which are grown for grain and fodder.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. any grass of the genus Panicum.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. any grass of the genus Panicum; grown for grain and fodder
Middle English panik, from Old French, from Latin pānicum, from pānis, bread; see pā- in Indo-European roots.(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)