Definition of zoysia in English:

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Pronunciation: /ˈzoisēə/


A low-growing grass of the genus Zoysia, native to tropical Asia and New Zealand and widely used for lawns.
  • Family Gramineae: several species and cultivars, including Z. matrella and Z. japonica.
Example sentences
  • Previously, zoysia has been only widely available as sod, sprigs or strips.
  • The oldest improved zoysia, ‘Emerald’, is still available and still good.
  • Space plugs of slower-growing species, such as zoysia, closer together.


1960s: modern Latin, from the name of the Austrian botanist Carl von Zoys zu Laubach + -ia1.

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Syllabification: zoy·si·a

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