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wheatgrass

[hweet-gras, -grahs, weet-] /ˈʰwitˌgræs, -ˌgrɑs, ˈwit-/
noun
1.
any of several wheatlike grasses of the genus Agropyron, grown for forage in the western U.S.
Origin
1810-1820
1810-20; wheat + grass
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wheatgrass

/ˈwiːtɡrɑːs/
noun
1.
another name for couch grass
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wheatgrass

(genus Agropyron), any of a number of species of wheatlike grasses in the family Poaceae, found throughout the North Temperate Zone. The plants are perennials, 30 to 100 cm (about 12 to 40 inches) tall; many have creeping rhizomes (underground stems)

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