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grass British & World English

Vegetation consisting of typically short plants with long, narrow leaves, growing wild or cultivated on lawns and pasture, and as a fodder crop

grass English Thesaurus

he sat down on the grass

Grass New Oxford Dictionary for Writers & Editors

, Günter (Wilhelm) (b.1927), German writer

Grass, Günter British & World English

(B.1927), German novelist, poet, and dramatist; full name Günter Wilhelm Grass. Notable works: The Tin Drum (novel, 1959) and The Flounder (novel, 1977). He was awarded the 1999 Nobel Prize for Literature

pickerel British & World English

A small pike occurring in North America

grass pea British & World English

A plant of the pea family which is cultivated as food for animals and humans, though excessive consumption can lead to lathyrism

grass ski British & World English

Each of a pair of devices resembling caterpillar tracks, worn on the feet for going down grass-covered slopes as if on skis

oat grass British & World English

A wild grass which resembles the oat

beach grass British & World English

Marram grass, or any related grass of the genus Ammophila

bunch grass British & World English

A grass that grows in clumps

cheat grass British & World English

A tough wild grass of open land, sometimes growing as a weed among cereal crops and in pasture

fever grass British & World English

West Indian term for lemongrass.

grass carp British & World English

A large Chinese freshwater fish, farmed for food in SE Asia and introduced elsewhere to control the growth of vegetation in waterways

grass court British & World English

A tennis court with a surface of grass

grass green British & World English

A bright green colour like that of grass

grass roots British & World English

The most basic level of an activity or organization

grass seed British & World English

The seeds from which grass develops

grass skirt British & World English

A skirt made of long grass and leaves fastened to a waistband, associated especially with female dancers from some Pacific islands

grass snake British & World English

A common harmless Eurasian snake that typically has a yellowish band around the neck and is often found in or near water

grass tree British & World English

Another term for blackboy.

grass widow British & World English

A woman whose husband is away often or for a prolonged period

hair grass British & World English

A slender-stemmed grass of temperate and cool regions

moor grass British & World English

Either of two coarse upland grasses found in Eurasia:

quack grass British & World English

North American term for couch.

razor grass British & World English

A tall sedge or grass with leaf blades that have sharp cutting edges

salt grass British & World English

Grass growing in salt marshes or in alkaline regions, especially Distichlis spicata (family Gramineae)

sour grass British & World English

Grass which is coarse, unpalatable, or of very low nutritional value

sudan grass British & World English

A Sudanese sorghum cultivated for fodder in dry regions of the US

tape-grass British & World English

A submerged aquatic plant of the frogbit family, with narrow grass-like leaves

wire grass British & World English

A grass with tough wiry stems

witch grass British & World English

A tough creeping grass that can become an invasive weed:

worm grass British & World English

American wormseed

grass roots New Oxford Dictionary for Writers & Editors

(two words, hyphen when attributive)

Bermuda grass British & World English

A creeping grass common in warmer parts of the world, used for lawns and pasture

buffalo grass British & World English

Any of a number of grasses, in particular:

button grass British & World English

A grass or sedge with compact rounded flowering heads

canary grass British & World English

A tall grass of NW Africa and the Canary Islands, grown for its seeds which are fed to canaries and other caged finches

cotton grass British & World English

A sedge which typically grows on wet moorlands in the northern hemisphere, producing tufts of long white silky hairs which aid in the dispersal of the seeds

cutting grass British & World English

An Australian and New Zealand sedge with sharp-edged leaves or stems

grass catcher British & World English

A bag attached to a lawnmower for collecting the cut grass

grass-covered British & World English

(Of an area) covered with grass; grassy

grass parrot British & World English

A small parrot frequenting grassy country

grass tetany British & World English

A disease of livestock caused by magnesium deficiency, occurring especially when there is a change from indoor feeding to outdoor grazing

marram grass British & World English

A coarse European grass of coastal sand dunes, binding the loose sand with its tough rhizomes

meadow grass British & World English

A perennial creeping grass which is used for fodder and lawns, and along roadside verges

orchard grass British & World English

North American term for cocksfoot.

pampas grass British & World English

A tall South American grass with silky flowering plumes, widely grown as a specimen lawn plant

quaking grass British & World English

A slender-stalked grass with oval or heart-shaped flower heads which tremble in the wind

ribbon-grass British & World English

Another term for tape-grass.


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