Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. See vine-mesquite.
- n. The nimble-Will, Muhlenbergia diffusa.
- n. A species of meadow-grass, Poa compressa, native in the Old World, naturalized in North America. It is sometimes mistaken for the Kentucky blue-grass, Poa pratensis, but is well distinguished by its shorter leaves and smaller dense panicle, and its flattened wiry culms which are decumbent and less tall. Also called
- n. A valued forage grass, Eleusine Indica, perhaps native in India, now widely distributed in warm and temperate regions: it is common southward in the United States. It has thick succulent stems with radiating spikes at the summit. Also crab-grass, yard-grass, and dog's-tail.
- n. One of various other grasses, as the Bermuda grass, Cynodon Dactylon (see grass), Sporobolus junceus, and species of Aristida in the southern United States, and Paspalum filiforme in the West Indies.
GNU Webster's 1913
- n. (Bot.) either of the two common grasses Eleusine Indica, valuable for hay and pasture, and Poa compressa, or blue grass. See Blue grass.
- n. handsome hardy North American grass with foliage turning pale bronze in autumn
- n. coarse annual grass having fingerlike spikes of flowers; native to Old World tropics; a naturalized weed elsewhere
“We passed through dense flats of turkey oak and slash pine and yaupon, through open barrens of wire grass and saw grass, until finally, in a place where wax myrtle thickets hemmed in the road to left and right, the horse slowed and walked, blowing hard, head down.”
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