darnel

[dahr-nl]
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noun

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

Nearby words

  1. darmstadtium,
  2. darn,
  3. darnation,
  4. darned,
  5. darnedest,
  6. darner,
  7. darning,
  8. darning egg,
  9. darning needle,
  10. darnley

Origin of darnel

1275–1325; Middle English; compare French (Walloon) darnelle, probably < Germanic

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British Dictionary definitions for darnel

darnel

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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darnel

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