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

  • n. A mat-forming perennial grass (Buchloe dactyloides) native to the plains of central North America, important as a forage grass and sometimes used for lawns.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. Bouteloua dactyloides.
  • n. Hierochloe odorata, family Poaceae, sweetgrass.
  • n. Anthoxanthum odoratum, sweet vernal grass, vanilla grass.
  • n. Stenotaphrum secundatum, Saint Augustine grass.
  • n. Panicum maximum, Guinea grass.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. a species of short, sweet grass (Buchloë dactyloides), from two to four inches high, covering the prairies on which the buffaloes, or bisons, feed.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. A common name for several low grasses very prevalent upon the plains east of the Rocky Mountains, including Buchloë dactyloides, a diœcious species, and Bouteloua oligostachya, with others of the same genus.

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

  • n. short grass growing on dry plains of central United States (where buffalo roam)
  • n. low mat-forming grass of southern United States and tropical America; grown as a lawn grass


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