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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