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grama

or gram·ma

[grah-muh]
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noun
  1. any grass of the genus Bouteloua, of South America and western North America, as B. gracilis (blue grama).
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Origin of grama

1820–30, Americanism; < Spanish grama < Latin grāmina, plural of grāmen grass
Also called grama grass.
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Historical Examples

  • We rested above an hour in the cool shade, while our horses refreshed themselves on the “grama” that grew luxuriantly around.

    The Scalp Hunters

    Mayne Reid

  • There the grama grass is longer and more luxuriant than in the immediate neighbourhood of the spring.

  • Be ysum inge ge habba oft gehyred, ac us is acumendlicere eower gebelh, onne s lmihtigan Godes grama, gif we his bebodu forsuwia.

  • He ferde, and bodode, t him ws Godes grama nsigende, gif h to Gode bugan noldon.

  • This is the "grama" or "buffalo-grass," and, despite its look of utter desiccation, is highly nutritious.


British Dictionary definitions for grama

grama

grama grass

noun
  1. any of various grasses of the genus Bouteloua, of W North America and South America: often used as pasture grasses
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Word Origin

C19: from Spanish, ultimately from Latin grāmen grass
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