Definition of panicum in English:

panicum

noun

Botany
  • Any of numerous grasses of the genus Panicum, which includes European millet, P. miliaceum, and several other important cereals and fodder grasses; panic grass; (in form Panicum) the genus itself.

Origin

Mid 18th century; earliest use found in Philip Miller (1691–1771), horticulturist and writer. From classical Latin pānicum panic, adopted by Linnaeus ( Species Plantarum I. 55) and earlier botanists as the name of a genus.

Pronunciation

panicum

/ˈpanɪkəm/