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  1. any grass of the genus Setaria, having a dense panicle, grown for forage.
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Origin of setaria

From New Latin; see origin at seta, -aria
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Examples from the Web for setaria

Historical Examples of setaria

  • The plant in question is a grass, Setaria, which has a p. 46remarkable form of seedling.

    Rustic Sounds

    Francis Darwin

  • A rarer grass still, "Setaria glauca," once turned up in a cucumber frame.

    In a Cheshire Garden

    Geoffrey Egerton-Warburton

  • Scitamineæ 2, Panicum curvatum, Setaria glauca, Swertia angustifolia!

  • These differentiations are shown in a striking manner by certain Paniceae, Setaria for example.

  • But in Setaria we meet with certain characteristics of reaction which are quite inexplicable.