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

  • n. Any of various grasses of the genus Stipa, having clusters of featherlike spikelets. Also called needle grass, spear grass.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. a kind of grass (Stipa pennata) which has a long feathery awn rising from one of the chaffy scales which inclose the grain.


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