Gryllus

Gryllus
  , gryllus
  Gk gryllus, cricket. The spikelets are in clusters of three which together bear a fanciful resemblance to a cricket. Furthermore, the spikelets are shed as triads which move erratically in response to the twisting and untwisting of the hygroscopic awn on the lemma of the sessile spikelet and so resemble jumping crickets

Etymological dictionary of grasses . . 2012.

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