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[gras-ee, grah-see] /ˈgræs i, ˈgrɑ si/
adjective, grassier, grassiest.
covered with grass.
of, like, or pertaining to grass; grasslike.
of the color of grass:
grassy green.
Origin of grassy
1505-15; grass + -y1
Related forms
grassiness, noun
ungrassy, adjective Unabridged
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  • The leaves, from their flaccidness and narrowness, compared with the squills, may be described as grassy.

  • Also, the vegetation was different, mossy on this side, grassy on that.

    Cat and Mouse Ralph Williams
  • The two rose from their grassy seats, and walked slowly back to the farmhouse.

    Frank's Campaign Horatio Alger, Jr.
  • Long they sat on the grassy knoll and watched the declining sun.

    The Witch of Salem John R. Musick
  • Then I went over to the crater and descended its gentle, grassy slope.

    Police!!! Robert W. Chambers
British Dictionary definitions for grassy


adjective grassier, grassiest
covered with, containing, or resembling grass
Derived Forms
grassiness, noun
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
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Word Origin and History for grassy

mid-15c., from grass + -y (2).

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
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