Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. A common name for several low grasses which are frequent upon the plains east of the Rocky Mountains and from western Texas to Arizona. The most abundant species is Bouteloua oligostachya, also called
mesquite-grassand buffalo-grass. The name is also given to species of Muhlenbergia and Festuca, common in the same region.
“To many such, a meadow carpeted with blue grass or timothy is the only pasture on which grazing horses or grazing cattle can exist; the dried-out looking tufts of bunch-grass, scattered here and there or sheltered at the roots of the sage, mean nothing; the grama-grass hidden in the grease-wood is unnoticed or mistaken for a weed.”
“It was a dry region, but with plenty of grama-grass, and much of it covered with an open forest of pinyon and cedar.”
“June's feet were bleeding, though she picked a way in the grama-grass and the tumbleweed to save them as much as possible.”
“Now he was trading a pleasant old farm that didn't bring in anything for a grama-grass ranch which ought to turn over a profit of ten or twelve thousand dollars in good cattle years, and wouldn't lose much in bad ones.”
“South of the railroad these level immensities, rich in their season with ripe bunch-grass and grama-grass roll up to the barrier of the far blue hills of spruce and pine.”
“At the foot of the hills there is an abundance of grama-grass.”
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