Definition of ryegrass in English:

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ryegrass

Pronunciation: /ˈrīˌɡras/

noun

A Eurasian grass that is widely grown as forage.
  • Genus Lolium, family Gramineae: several species, in particular L. perenne.
Example sentences
  • Perennial ryegrass is a bunch grass suitable for hay, silage, or pasture.
  • In this region, cool-season grasses such as fine fescue, Kentucky bluegrass and turf-type perennial ryegrass thrive.
  • Tall fescue and perennial ryegrass are more resistant than bluegrass and Bermuda.

Origin

Early 18th century: alteration of obsolete ray-grass, of unknown origin.

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Syllabification: rye·grass

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