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

  • n. Any of various grasses of the genus Bouteloua of western North America and South America, forming dense tufts or mats and often used as pasturage.

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  • n. a type of grass, Bouteloua oligostachya

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. A name for various grasses: always used with a qualifying word.
  • n. The bristly mesquit, Bouteloua hirsuta, and the woolly-foot, B. eriopoda.
  • n. One of the blow-out grasses, Muhlenbergia pungens. See blow-out. Also called grama china.
  • n. Same as curly mesquit.

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  • n. pasture grass of plains of South America and western North America


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

American Spanish, from Spanish, Bermuda grass, quitch grass, from Latin grāmen, grāmin-, grass.


  • The word grama, which means "village" in later Sanskrit, in the RgVeda meant basically a "group" of people.

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  • We rested above an hour in the cool shade, while our horses refreshed themselves on the "grama" that grew luxuriantly around.

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  • There was plenty of the "grama" grass growing along the banks of the rivulet, and that with the water was all they cared for to make them contented and happy.

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  • If you would like to eat grama grass, Big bluestem, western wheat grass, pature thistle, cedar trees, side oats grama grass, buffalo grass, wild mustard, goldenrod, and too many other native plant species to type out I will make you up a salad right now.

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  • As the drought shriveled the acres of sideoats grama and bluestem grass on his property, Epperson, 57, was forced to sell off all but 90 of his 400 cows and 800 of his 3,000 goats.

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  • From a distance, pockets of orangish-red and brown soil were laced with drought-resistant tallgrass; blue grama, fescue, prairie dropseed, and the slender green stems of quack grass.

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  • But a hundred miles west there would have been no timber at all, and by the time the traveler reached modern-day Lubbock and Amarillo, he would have seen nothing but a dead flat and infinitely receding expanse of grama and buffalo grasses through which only a few gypsum-laced rivers ran and on which few landmarks if any would have been distinguishable.


  • Six hundred soldiers and twenty Tonkawa scouts had bivouacked on a lovely bend of the Clear Fork of the Brazos, in a rolling, scarred prairie of grama grass, scrub oak, sage, and chaparral, about one hundred fifty miles west of Fort Worth, Texas.


  • Hee hee . mai grama sed da eldrberriez smelz liek bedbugs.

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  • Usage on secateurs. "Blue grama" sounds awfully pretty.

    November 11, 2008