from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun A common name for several low grasses which are frequent upon the plains east of the Rocky Mountains and from western Texas to Arizona.


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  • To many such, a meadow carpeted with blue grass or timothy is the only pasture on which grazing horses or grazing cattle can exist; the dried-out looking tufts of bunch-grass, scattered here and there or sheltered at the roots of the sage, mean nothing; the grama-grass hidden in the grease-wood is unnoticed or mistaken for a weed.

    Through the Grand Canyon from Wyoming to Mexico

  • It was a dry region, but with plenty of grama-grass, and much of it covered with an open forest of pinyon and cedar.

    II. Across the Navajo Desert

  • June's feet were bleeding, though she picked a way in the grama-grass and the tumbleweed to save them as much as possible.

    The Fighting Edge

  • Now he was trading a pleasant old farm that didn't bring in anything for a grama-grass ranch which ought to turn over a profit of ten or twelve thousand dollars in good cattle years, and wouldn't lose much in bad ones.

    One of Ours

  • South of the railroad these level immensities, rich in their season with ripe bunch-grass and grama-grass roll up to the barrier of the far blue hills of spruce and pine.

    Sundown Slim

  • At the foot of the hills there is an abundance of grama-grass.

    The Prairie Traveler A Hand-book for Overland Expeditions


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