mascarene grass

mascarene grass

[mas-kuh-reen]
noun
a creeping grass, Zoysia tenuifolia, naturalized in California and Florida, having fine leaves and shoots that make good turf.

Origin:
1955–60; after the Mascarene Islands, east of Madagascar

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mascarene grass

noun
Asiatic creeping perennial grass; introduced in southern United States as a drought-resistant lawn grass 
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