shortgrass

shortgrass

[shawrt-gras, -grahs]
noun
any of several range grasses of short stature, as buffalo grass, prevalent in semiarid regions of the Great Plains.

Origin:
1835–45, Americanism; short + grass

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shortgrass

noun
any of various grasses that are short and can tolerate drought conditions; common on the dry upland plains just east of the Rocky Mountains 
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