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panic grass

noun

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


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Word History and Origins

Origin of panic grass1

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

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Example Sentences

The five fairy-trees standing by themselves in Fig. 46 are four short-stemmed tops of the Scribner's panic-grass.

Foxtail (Setaria glauca), false redtop (Triodia flava), and panic grass (Panicum clandestinum) also occur commonly.

A bread made of a mixture of maize (2 parts), rye , millet , and panic-grass .

Another substitute for rice beyond millet is hiye (panic grass).

On this dry, sandy, cactus-loving upland grew the rich grama-grass, another name for it being panic-grass.

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