from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. etc. See buffle, etc.


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  • The introduction of buffel grass (Cechrus ciliaris) for cattle grazing has been particularly harmful; it accumulates, forming combustible litter that causes the complete burning of ironwood and other plants.

    Sonoran desert

  • Ramona was still asleep in the house and Latz was already out weeding buffel grass somewhere on his patch.


  • An acute threat is the continuing loss of native grassland habitat due to intensive cultivation of buffel grass for feeding cattle.

    Baja California desert

  • Government sponsored "conservation" farming strategies are still encouraging introduction of exotic fodder plants, principally buffel grass (Cenchrus ciliaris) in the Desert Uplands part of this ecoregion to increase productivity.

    Mitchell grass downs

  • The primary threat here is cattle ranching – particularly when it involves the complete removal of the original vegetation and the planting of buffel and other non-native grasses.

    Sonoran-Sinaloan transition subtropical dry forest

  • Limiting the use of herbicides to the greatest degree possible is critical, but it is one of the tools in battling buffel grass and other invasives.

    Tucson Weekly

  • This bill is being promoted by Pima County, which has been very aggressive in going after buffel grass in order to protect the Sonoran Desert vegetation and limit unnatural fires in these desert landscapes.

    Tucson Weekly

  • Geoffrey P. Chapman, Wye College, University of London, Wye, Near Ashford, Kent TN25 5AH, England (buffel grass; wild grains)

    Chapter 29

  • In 20 years between the 1970’s and the 1990’s, vast tracts of forest between the cities of Navojoa and Alamos were cut down by hand or bulldozer, burned, and replaced with non-native buffel grass.

    Sonoran-Sinaloan transition subtropical dry forest

  • "If their intention is to threaten the rights of the Boer (Afrikaner) ... there will be a Boer at the body of every soldier that steps down from his buffel

    ANC Daily News Briefing


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