from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. In Mexico, the southwestern United States, Guam, and the Philippines, a name applied to grasses, especially to those used for hay or fresh forage. Under this name the rice-grass, Homalocenchrus hexandrus, a grass of Mexican origin, is cultivated in the Philippines for fodder. See rice-grass.


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