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feather grass

any American grass of the genus Stipa, having a feathery appendage.
Also called needle grass.
Origin of feather grass
First recorded in 1770-80 Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2017.
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  • A night hawk swooped and circled above the tall "feather grass" by the margin of the creek.

    Keziah Coffin Joseph C. Lincoln
British Dictionary definitions for feather grass

feather grass

a perennial grass, Stipa pennata, native to the steppes of Europe and N Asia, cultivated as an ornament for its feathery inflorescence
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