feather-grass

feather grass

noun
any American grass of the genus Stipa, having a feathery appendage.
Also called needle grass.


Origin:
1770–80

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feather grass
 
n
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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