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carpet grass

noun
1.
either of two grasses, Axonopus affinis or A. compressus, native to tropical and subtropical America.
Origin of carpet grass
1900-1905
An Americanism dating back to 1900-05
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  • How can Bermuda or carpet grass pasture best be established?

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  • To a large extent this can be obviated by plowing the pastures whenever the carpet grass seems to be obtaining the upper hand.

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  • It may, indeed, be found more economical not to try to save the Bermuda after the carpet grass crowds it.

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  • If this be true, it would not be economy to go to any particular trouble to retain the Bermuda instead of the carpet grass.

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  • At McNeill the pasturage on areas that have long been closely grazed is carpet grass.

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  • carpet grass does not grow so tall, but is green for a longer period.

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