- a creeping grass, Cynodon dactylon, of southern Europe, grown in the southern U.S. and Bermuda for lawns and pastures.
Origin of Bermuda grass
An Americanism dating back to 1800–10
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- a widely distributed grass, Cynodon dactylon, with wiry creeping rootstocks and several purplish spikes of flowers arising from a single point: used for lawns, pasturage, binding sand dunes, etcAlso called: scutch grass, wire grass
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