zoysia

zoysia

[zoi-see-uh, -zee-uh, -shuh, -zhuh]
noun
any of several low-growing grasses of the genus Zoysia, especially Z. matrella, native to tropical Asia and widely used for lawns.

Origin:
1920–25; named after Karl von Zois (died 1800), German botanist; see -ia

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zoysia (ˈzɔɪzɪə)
 
n
any creeping perennial grass of the genus Zoysia, of warm dry regions, having short stiffly pointed leaves: often used for lawns
 
[C19: from New Latin, named after Karl von Zois (died 1800), German botanist]

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