from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. a genus of reedlike grasses having spikes crowded in a panicle covered with long silky hairs.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. A genus of coarse grasses, chiefly American.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. genus of reedlike grasses having spikes crowded in a panicle covered with long silky hairs
Sorry, no etymologies found.
Such good lawn grasses as arundo, pampas-grass, eulalias, and erianthus are perennials and are therefore not included in this discussion.