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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

Etymologies

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)

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