panic grass


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panic grass

n.
Any of numerous grasses chiefly of the genus Panicum, many of which are grown for grain and fodder.

[Middle English panik, from Old French, from Latin pānicum, from pānis, bread; see pā- in Indo-European roots.]

panic grass

n
(Plants) any of various grasses of the genus Panicum, such as millet, grown in warm and tropical regions for fodder and grain
[C15 panic, from Latin pānicum, probably a back formation from pānicula panicle]
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Noun1.panic grass - any grass of the genus Panicum; grown for grain and fodder
genus Panicum, Panicum - panic grass
old witch grass, old witchgrass, Panicum capillare, tumble grass, witch grass, witchgrass - North American grass with slender brushy panicles; often a weed on cultivated land
Panicum virgatum, switch grass - grass of western America used for hay
broomcorn millet, hog millet, Panicum miliaceum - extensively cultivated in Europe and Asia for its grain and in United States sometimes for forage
Panicum Texanum, Texas millet, goose grass - annual weedy grass used for hay
millet - any of various small-grained annual cereal and forage grasses of the genera Panicum, Echinochloa, Setaria, Sorghum, and Eleusine
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Common associated species of these dry sand prairies were Ambrosia psilostachya (western ragweed), Dichanthelium villosissimum (hairy panic grass), Opuntia humifusa (common prickly pear), and Tephrosia virginiana (goat's-rue).
fasiculatum -- -- -- (old-field panic grass) * Panicum acuminatum var.
implicatum (Scribn.) Fernald; Old-field Panic Grass; Abundant; fields, especial Farmer's field; BSUH 10838.