paspalum

See also: Paspalum

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New Latin Paspalum, from Hellenistic Ancient Greek πάσπαλος ‎(páspalos, type of millet).

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paspalum ‎(plural paspalums)

  1. Any member of the genus Paspalum of tall perennial grasses, the bahiagrasses or Dallis grasses.
    • 1985, Peter Carey, Illywhacker, Faber and Faber 2003, p. 249:
      We returned to the crossing, passing slowly through the high rusty stands of dock weeds and the fleshy beds of dense paspalum.

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