Definition of moor grass in English:

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moor grass

Entry from British & World English dictionary

noun

[mass noun]
Either of two coarse upland grasses found in Eurasia:
  • (purple moor grass) A purplish-green grass which grows in large tussocks, chiefly in wet and peaty areas (Molinia caerulea, family Gramineae). (blue moor grass) A wiry bluish-grey European grass which favours dry limestone soils (Sesleria caerulea, family Gramineae)..
Example sentences
  • Slightly taller, looser grasses like blue oat grass and autumn moor grass also work.
  • Blue moor grass also provides a perfect habitat for the equally rare Scotch argus butterfly.
  • Molinia, Purple moor grass, has wonderful autumn foliage and grows well in paved areas.

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