hair-grass

hair grass

noun
any of various grasses having slender stems and leaves, especially one of the genus Deschampsia, as D. flexuosa or D. caespitosa.

Origin:
1750–60

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hair grass
 
n
any grass of the genera Aira, Deschampsia, etc, having very narrow stems and leaves

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