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feather grass

noun
1.
any American grass of the genus Stipa, having a feathery appendage.
Also called needle grass.
Origin of feather grass
1770-1780
1770-80
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  • A night hawk swooped and circled above the tall "feather grass" by the margin of the creek.

    Keziah Coffin Joseph C. Lincoln
British Dictionary definitions for feather grass

feather grass

noun
1.
a perennial grass, Stipa pennata, native to the steppes of Europe and N Asia, cultivated as an ornament for its feathery inflorescence
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