Definitions

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

  • n. Any of several creeping grasses of the genus Zoysia, native to southeast Asia and New Zealand and widely cultivated for lawns.

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  • n. any of a genus (Zoysia) of creeping perennial grasses of southern Asia and New Zealand having fine wiry leaves and including some suitable for lawn grasses, especially in warm regions

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

  • n. any of several creeping grasses of the genus Zoysia

Etymologies

New Latin Zoysia, genus name, after Karl von Zois zu Laubach (1756-1800?), Austrian botanist.
(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)

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