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

  • n. A perennial, sod-forming tropical American grass (Paspalum notatum) grown in warm regions, such as the southern United States, for forage, soil binding, and turf.

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  • n. perennial tropical American grass used as pasture grass in arid areas of the Gulf States


After Bahia (Salvador), Brazil.
(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)


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