from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. A rough grass, Homalocenchrus hexandrus, growing spontaneously along watercourses in many warm countries. In the Philippine Islands it is cultivated like rice, under the name of zacate, for forage. It is much relished by animals. An allied species, H. oryzoides, is sometimes called rice cut-grass (which see, under cut-grass).
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