bent grass


noun

any grass of the genus Agrostis, especially the redtop.

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Origin of bent grass

First recorded in 1770–80
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Example sentences 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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