Definition of ryegrass in English:


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Pronunciation: /ˈrʌɪgrɑːs


[mass noun]
  • A Eurasian grass which is a valuable fodder and lawn grass.
    • Genus Lolium, family Gramineae: several species, in particular L. perenne
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    • Perennial ryegrass is a bunch grass suitable for hay, silage, or pasture.
    • In this region, cool-season grasses such as fine fescue, Kentucky bluegrass and turf-type perennial ryegrass thrive.
    • Tall fescue and perennial ryegrass are more resistant than bluegrass and Bermuda.


early 18th century: alteration of obsolete ray-grass, of unknown origin.

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