Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • noun A South American perennial grass (Paspalum dilatatum) having long seedheads, grown for pasturage in the southern United States and often occurring as a weed in lawns.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • noun a tall tufted perennial tropical American grass (Paspalum dilatatum) naturalized as pasture and forage grass in the southern U.S.

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

  • noun tall tufted perennial tropical American grass naturalized as pasture and forage grass in southern United States
  • noun tall tufted perennial tropical American grass naturalized as pasture and forage grass in southern United States

Etymologies

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

[After A.T. Dallis, 19th-century American farmer who promoted its use as pasturage.]

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