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Line breaks: rooi|gras
Pronunciation: /ˈrɔɪxras

Definition of rooigras in English:


[mass noun] South African
A valuable southern African pasture grass which has a reddish tint in winter.
  • Themeda triandra, family Poaceae


late 19th century: from Afrikaans, literally 'red grass'.

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