buffalo grass'

buffalo grass

noun
1.
a short grass, Buchloë dactyloides, having gray-green blades, prevalent on the dry plains east of the Rocky Mountains.
3.
any of several short, tufted grasses that do not form continuous sod.

Origin:
1775–85, Americanism

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buffalo grass
 
n
1.  a short grass, Buchloë dactyloides, growing on the dry plains of the central US
2.  (Austral) a grass, Stenotaphrum americanum, introduced from North America

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