Definition of speargrass in English:


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Pronunciation: /ˈspɪəɡrɑːs


[mass noun]
1Any of a number of grasses with hard pointed seed heads, some of which are sharp enough to harm livestock.
  • Heteropogon, Stipa, and other genera, family Gramineae
More example sentences
  • We set off along a narrow path through speargrass taller than a man.
2chiefly NZ Any of a number of spiny or prickly plants, in particular the piripiri and the Spaniard.

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