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meadow grass

noun
1.
any grass of the genus Poa, especially P. pratensis, the Kentucky bluegrass.
Origin of meadow grass
1250-1300
Middle English word dating back to 1250-1300
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  • Here are cattle, red and dappled, cropping the meadow grass.

    The Broken Sword Dennison Worthington
  • You find it on low, damp ground, and among the meadow grass.

    The Old Market-Cart Mrs. F. B. Smith
  • Very shy, of peering eyes, he keeps well out of sight in the meadow grass before entrancing our listening ears.

    Bird Neighbors Neltje Blanchan
  • And she returned to her pensive contemplation of that spot where the meadow grass grew somewhat more rankly tufted.

  • Frost this morning; all the meadow grass and some of the pine needles sparkling with irised crystals,—flowers of light.

  • The beef was being dressed in the meadow grass, northeast and not far from the school house.

  • The frosts are severe at night, and the meadow grass turns dry and wan.

  • I think of how she flung an asonis carcass into meadow grass, so the omasha came.

    West Of The Sun Edgar Pangborn
  • Half-way between him and the high road, knee deep in meadow grass, stood Maurice St. Clair.

    The Northern Iron George A. Birmingham
  • The meadow grass, swaying off to the forest margin in billowy ripples, was already knee-high.

    Lords of the North A. C. Laut
British Dictionary definitions for meadow grass

meadow grass

noun
1.
a perennial grass, Poa pratensis, that has erect hairless leaves and grows in meadows and similar places in N temperate regions
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