rye-grass

ryegrass

[rahy-gras, -grahs]
noun
any of several European grasses of the genus Lolium, as L. perenne (perennial ryegrass) grown for forage in the U.S.

Origin:
1740–50; rye1 + grass

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rye-grass
 
n
any of various grasses of the genus Lolium, esp L. perenne, native to Europe, N Africa, and Asia and widely cultivated as forage crops. They have a flattened flower spike and hairless leaves

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