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- n. Briza media, a variety of grass.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. A plant of the genus Briza (Briza media); a variety of quaking grass.
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What a Topsy she must have been in that Northern household, and what a lot of trouble that Miss "Ophelia" must have undergone, I thought, as I stood and watched her come slowly up the aisle toward me, mischievously pulling this and that lady's hair or bonnet, or pounding the richly upholstered seats with her old school bag, which, with the exception of a small box hid away in a corner, was her sole possession; and it was just because she was so bad she was being sent home.