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switchgrass Syllabification: switch·grass
Pronunciation: /ˈswiCHˌɡras/

Definition of switchgrass in English:


A tall North American panic grass that forms large clumps.
  • Panicum virgatum, family Gramineae
Example sentences
  • The mixture of warm- and cool-season grass pastures was predominantly switchgrass, big bluestem, and smooth brome.
  • After years of research, biopower from two unlikely crops - willow and switchgrass - soon may be a reality in New York and Iowa.
  • Both alfalfa and switchgrass can also be burned to generate electricity.
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