panic

2
[ pan-ik ]
/ ˈpæn ɪk /

noun

Also called panic grass. any grass of the genus Panicum, many species of which bear edible grain.
the grain.

Origin of panic

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1375–1425; late Middle English < Latin pānicum a kind of millet
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British Dictionary definitions for panic grass (1 of 3)

panic grass

noun

any of various grasses of the genus Panicum, such as millet, grown in warm and tropical regions for fodder and grain

Word Origin for panic grass

C15 panic, from Latin pānicum, probably a back formation from pānicula panicle

British Dictionary definitions for panic grass (2 of 3)

panic
/ (ˈpænɪk) /

noun

a sudden overwhelming feeling of terror or anxiety, esp one affecting a whole group of people
(modifier) of or resulting from such terrorpanic measures

verb -ics, -icking or -icked

to feel or cause to feel panic

Derived forms of panic

panicky, adjective

Word Origin for panic

C17: from French panique, from New Latin pānicus, from Greek panikos emanating from Pan, considered as the source of irrational fear

British Dictionary definitions for panic grass (3 of 3)

Panic
/ (ˈpænɪk) /

adjective

of or relating to the god Pan
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Medicine definitions for panic grass

panic
[ pănĭk ]

n.

A sudden overpowering feeling of terror.

Other words from panic

panic v.
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Idioms and Phrases with panic grass

panic

see push the panic button.

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