Definition of zoysia in English:


Syllabification: zoy·si·a
Pronunciation: /ˈzoisēə/

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  • A low-growing grass of the genus Zoysia, native to tropical Asia and New Zealand and widely used for lawns.
    • Family Gramineae: several species and cultivars, including Z. matrella and Z. japonica


1960s: modern Latin, from the name of the Austrian botanist Carl von Zoys zu Laubach + -ia1.

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