Definition of wire grass in English:

wire grass

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noun

[mass noun] chiefly North American & Australian
A grass with tough wiry stems.
  • Genera Aristida and Poa, family Gramineae: several species, including the European P. compressa, which has become naturalized in North America
More example sentences
  • These types grow a bit later on in spring and have a lesser tendency toward sod-formation than English ryegrass and wire grass.
  • Dry prairie consists mainly of grass species, especially little bluestem, splitbeard bluestem, wire grass, bottlebrush threeawn, Indian grass, and slender beardgrass.
  • A century and a half ago dry prairie, covered with wire grass, carpeted much of the land from Lake Okeechobee southward, but settlers cleared the prairie and planted crops and a variety of exotic grasses.

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