Definition of elephant grass in English:

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elephant grass


A tall robust tropical African grass that is used for fodder and paper. Also called napier grass.
  • Pennisetum purpureum, family Gramineae.
Example sentences
  • Power can also be generated from biomass energy crops such as fast-growing willow, poplar and elephant grass planted as an alternative to food crops.
  • The exhibition includes a South African ficus, a tamarind with pods, elephant grass from Africa, cherry, bougainvillaea, fig, Accacia and trees collected from forests.
  • The grave sites may be overgrown with tall, dry elephant grass, which is burned away, creating an Armageddon-like atmosphere.

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Syllabification: el·e·phant grass

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