zizania

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Etymology[edit]

From Latin zīzania (cockle, tares)

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Noun[edit]

zizania (plural zizanias)

  1. Any of several aquatic North American grasses, of the genus Zizania, grown for its edible grain; wild rice

Latin[edit]

zīzania (cockle, tares)

Etymology[edit]

From Ancient Greek ζιζάνια (zizánia).

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Noun[edit]

zīzania n pl (genitive zīzaniōrum); second declension

  1. cockle, tares, darnel (a weed, probably Lolium temulentum)
    • 5th centuryVulgate Bible, Matthaeus 13:26
      cum autem crevisset herba et fructum fecisset tunc apparuerunt et zizania.
      But when the blade sprang up and brought forth fruit, then also appeared the tares.

Usage notes[edit]

Only used in the plural.

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