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perennial ryegrass

noun
1.
See under ryegrass.

ryegrass

[rahy-gras, -grahs] /ˈraɪˌgræs, -ˌgrɑs/
noun
1.
any of several European grasses of the genus Lolium, as L. perenne (perennial ryegrass) grown for forage in the U.S.
Origin of ryegrass
1740-1750
First recorded in 1740-50; rye1 + grass
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