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bent grass

any grass of the genus Agrostis, especially the redtop.
Origin of bent grass
First recorded in 1770-80 Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2018.
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  • The bent grass in places showed the direction in which Aggretta had gone.

    The Sheep Eaters William Alonzo Allen
  • In parts of the East, Rhode Island bent grass is used for lawns.

  • Northward stretched the yellow sand-hills with their tussocks of bent grass as far as the eye could reach.

    Garman and Worse

    Alexander Lange Kielland
  • Finally, he strewed leaves, and bent grass, until no least gleam of metal betrayed the masked peril of the trail.

    Heart of the Blue Ridge Waldron Baily
  • Phyl was lying like a dead creature just where she had been flung amongst some bent grass.

    The Ghost Girl H. De Vere Stacpoole
  • The bent grass and weeds showed the way, Dorothy hurried along, only stopping to listen for the hoped-for voice.

    Dorothy Dale's Camping Days

    Margaret Penrose
  • Nearer and nearer came the land; the shore, with its bent grass, seemed almost within catapult shot.

    Jim Davis John Masefield
British Dictionary definitions for bent grass

bent grass

any perennial grass of the genus Agrostis, esp A. tenuis, which has a spreading panicle of tiny flowers. Some species are planted for hay or in lawns Sometimes shortened to bent
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