Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. Any of certain grass plants, especially crested wheatgrass (Agropyron cristatum), grown as pasture and fodder for livestock and having sprouts that are valued as a health food.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. Young grass of the common wheat plant, Triticum aestivum, used freshly juiced or dried into powder for animal and human consumption.
  • n. A grass of the genus Agropyron, commonly known as crested-wheat grass.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. a grass of the genus Agropyron

Etymologies

wheat +‎ grass (Wiktionary)

Examples

  • Grass seed, such as wheatgrass, or any lawn variety, such as tall fescue

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  • I think he might be in one of those Joe Torre "wheatgrass" commercials, which have been airing for a while.

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  • She took some of the woman's advice and began adding natural remedies, such as wheatgrass, to her husband's diet and the results were immediate.

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  • Frank Ferrante, an overweight guy with deep spiritual wounds and an enormous sense of humor, thought he was signing onto a sort of vegan life fix: 42 days of raw foods, a shot of liquefied wheatgrass every morning, exercise, weigh-ins, holistic medical exams, weekly colonics, daily affirmations.

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  • We join Frank at Café Gratitude for his first breakfast, which begins with a shot of juiced wheatgrass, a thick, green substance he quaffs with an unforgettable grimace.

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  • We join Frank at Café Gratitude for his first breakfast, which begins with a shot of juiced wheatgrass, a thick, green substance he quaffs with an unforgettable grimace.

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  • In addition to such mainstream sources, the Journal of the American Medical Association JAMA ran a review of Bratman's book Health Food Junkies, in which he emphasized the typical orthorexic's "self righteousness" in denigrating fashion: "As orthorexia progresses, a day filled with wheatgrass juice, tofu, and quinoa biscuits may come to feel as holy as one spent serving the destitute and homeless."

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  • The temple of tresses held its grand opening bash at Ricochet in Miami's microcosm of Midtown, home to such urban creature comforts as Target, West Elm, The Dog Bar, Gigi café and PetSmart, where -- good to know -- they sell fresh organic wheatgrass for cats and little Martha Stewart pet poopy bags in a lovely celadon green.

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  • The temple of tresses held its grand opening bash at Ricochet in Miami's microcosm of Midtown, home to such urban creature comforts as Target, West Elm, The Dog Bar, Gigi café and PetSmart, where -- good to know -- they sell fresh organic wheatgrass for cats and little Martha Stewart pet poopy bags in a lovely celadon green.

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  • Ms. Laurent does so from cliffs in Ireland, where she extols the virtues of drinking wheatgrass shots in the morning; Ms. Kikuchi bathes nearly naked in Ibiza in a 30-second film directed by Spike Jonze.

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