Definition of paspalum in English:

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paspalum

Pronunciation: /ˈpaspələm/

noun

A grass of warm and tropical regions that is grown for fodder, erosion control, and as a pasture grass.
  • Genus Paspalum, family Gramineae.
Example sentences
  • One solution might be new varieties of a grass called seashore paspalum, which were discovered in South Africa and adapted by researchers at the University of Georgia.
  • There will never be a universal ‘super grass’ for golf, but in coastal states, salt-tolerant paspalum grass comes close.
  • Holes and hillocks everywhere - and because there are few livestock to keep the grass down, waist high paspalum smothers everything.

Origin

Modern Latin, from Greek paspalos, denoting a kind of millet.

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Syllabification: pas·pa·lum

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