- Canada bluegrass.
- any of various grasses or rushes having wiry roots, culms, or leaves.
Origin of wire grass
An Americanism dating back to 1745–55
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Examples from the Web for wire grass
To add to this happy circumstance in the hollow of the land there grew some wire-grass, which indicated a moist situation.A Voyage to the South Sea
It was really a pine barren, such as may be seen to this day in what is called the wire-grass region of southern Georgia.Stories Of Georgia
Joel Chandler Harris
At long intervals could be found a marsh of wire-grass, or a few acres of withered bunch-grass.The Lions of the Lord
Harry Leon Wilson
Florida has a great many ponds and marshes, with lots of fish in them, and it has a great deal of wire-grass and pine timber.
To add to this happy circumstance, in the hollow of the land there grew some wire-grass, which indicated a moist situation.Sea Stories
- any of various grasses, such as Bermuda grass, that have tough wiry roots or rhizomes
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