[ brohm-gras, -grahs ]

  1. any of numerous grasses of the genus Bromus, having flat blades and open clusters of flower spikelets.

Origin of bromegrass

1750–60; <New Latin Brom(us) genus name (<Greek brómos oats) + grass
  • Also called brome [brohm] /broʊm/ . Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2023

How to use bromegrass in a sentence

  • "Come hither and kneel down, Seor Peter Brome," said the queen when he had finished speaking.

    Fair Margaret | H. Rider Haggard
  • There was not better pay in the village, nor a more constant customer than Dinah Brome.

    A Sheaf of Corn | Mary E. Mann
  • Mrs Brome, as she passed that of the first house in the row, suddenly yielded to the impulse to stop and look within.

    A Sheaf of Corn | Mary E. Mann
  • It was the sight of Dinah Brome at the head of affairs, however, which drew his attention from these details.

    A Sheaf of Corn | Mary E. Mann
  • "Bor, 'taint the fust onnat'ral thing you ha' done i' your life," Mrs Brome said; and went out and shut the door.

    A Sheaf of Corn | Mary E. Mann

British Dictionary definitions for brome grass

brome grass


/ (brəʊm) /

  1. any of various grasses of the genus Bromus, having small flower spikes in loose drooping clusters. Some species are used for hay

Origin of brome grass

C18: via Latin from Greek bromos oats, of obscure origin

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