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quaking grass Syllabification: quak·ing grass

Definition of quaking grass in English:

noun

A slender-stalked grass with oval or heart-shaped flower heads that tremble in the wind.
  • Genus Briza, family Gramineae: several species, including B. media, which is sometimes cultivated as an ornamental
Example sentences
  • Like most grasses, perennial quaking grass needs a carefully prepared, fine, crumbly seedbed.
  • We use quaking grass a lot in multiple-pet households, where there are two or three or more animals living together.
  • Distinctive in fresh and dried arrangements, quaking grass is grown for delicate stems and panicles (spikes) of paper-thin, green oval seed capsules that mature to a soft brown

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