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Dallis grass

[dal-is]
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noun
  1. a pasture grass, Paspalum dilatatum, native to South America and naturalized in the southern U.S.

Origin of Dallis grass

1905–10; after A. T. Dallis (or Dallas), a farmer who cultivated the grass successfully near La Grange, Georgia, in the late 19th century
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