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grama

[grah-muh] /ˈgrɑ mə/
noun
1.
any grass of the genus Bouteloua, of South America and western North America, as B. gracilis (blue grama)
Also, gramma.
Also called grama grass.
Origin
1820-1830
1820-30, Americanism; < Spanish grama < Latin grāmina, plural of grāmen grass
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grama

/ˈɡrɑːmə/
noun
1.
any of various grasses of the genus Bouteloua, of W North America and South America: often used as pasture grasses
Word Origin
C19: from Spanish, ultimately from Latin grāmen grass
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