bent grass

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noun

any grass of the genus Agrostis, especially the redtop.

Nearby words

  1. bensenville,
  2. benson,
  3. benson's disease,
  4. bensulide,
  5. bent,
  6. bent on,
  7. bent out of shape,
  8. bentham,
  9. bentham, jeremy,
  10. benthamic

Origin of bent grass

First recorded in 1770–80

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Examples from the Web for bent grass

  • Now and then a hare will start among the bent-grass, while aloft the falcon rests poised on her mighty wing.

    Disturbed Ireland|Bernard H. Becker
  • They were the last and highest, for after them the rough ling and bent-grass rolled across the haunts of the sheep and grouse.

    Johnstone of the Border|Harold Bindloss


British Dictionary definitions for bent grass

bent grass

noun

any perennial grass of the genus Agrostis, esp A. tenuis, which has a spreading panicle of tiny flowers. Some species are planted for hay or in lawnsSometimes shortened to: bent
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