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wire grass

noun
2.
any of various grasses or rushes having wiry roots, culms, or leaves.
Also, wiregrass.
Origin
1745-1755
1745-55, Americanism
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British Dictionary definitions for wire-grass

wire grass

noun
1.
any of various grasses, such as Bermuda grass, that have tough wiry roots or rhizomes
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