finger-grass

finger grass

noun
any of various grasses of the genus Chloris, having several narrow spikes in a terminal cluster.
Also called windmill grass.


Origin:
1815–25, Americanism

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finger grass

noun
1. grasses with creeping stems that root freely; a pest in lawns [syn: crabgrass
2. any grass of the genus Chloris; occurs in short grassland especially on waste ground or poor soils 
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