darnel

[ dahr-nl ]
/ ˈdɑr nl /

noun

any of several grasses of the genus Lolium, having simple stems, flat leaves, and terminal spikes.

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Origin of darnel

1275–1325; Middle English; compare French (Walloon) darnelle, probably <Germanic
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British Dictionary definitions for darnel

darnel
/ (ˈdɑːnəl) /

noun

any of several grasses of the genus Lolium, esp L. temulentum, that grow as weeds in grain fields in Europe and Asia

Word Origin for darnel

C14: probably related to French (Walloon dialect) darnelle, of obscure origin
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