New Latin Paspalum, from Hellenistic Ancient Greek πάσπαλος (páspalos, “type of millet”).
paspalum (plural paspalums)
- Any member of the genus Paspalum of tall perennial grasses, the bahiagrasses or Dallis grasses.
- 1985, Peter Carey, Illywhacker, Faber and Faber 2003, p. 249:
- We returned to the crossing, passing slowly through the high rusty stands of dock weeds and the fleshy beds of dense paspalum.