from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. A grass (Cortaderia selloana) of southern South America, having silvery plumes and growing in large clumps more than three meters (ten feet) tall.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n.pl. a very tall ornamental grass (Gynerium argenteum) with a silvery-white silky panicle. It is a native of the pampas of South America.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. A fine ornamental grass, Gynerium argenteum, introduced from the La Plata region. Its ample silvery-silky panicles are borne on stalks from 6 to 12 feet high.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. tall perennial grass of pampas of South America having silvery plumes and growing in large dense clumps
Miss Pork’s voice was audible to them now, although she was out of their sight hidden by a pedestal supporting a brass pot which had pampas grass sprouting from it, but they could see Johnny and the woman beside him.
It is one of those little independent republics you find hidden away up and down the Thames, full of brightly painted hutments among the willows and pampas grass with their names tacked up on boards.