- any of various grasses of the genus Bromus, having small flower spikes in loose drooping clusters. Some species are used for hay
C18: via Latin from Greek bromos oats, of obscure origin
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1979, 1986 © HarperCollins Publishers 1998, 2000, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2012
Examples from the Web for brome grass
As soon as you see it, run to the brome-grass and whisper its name.
Rescue-grass, res′kū-gras, n. a species of brome-grass, native to South America.
Look at the picture again and notice the odd plants near the brome-grass tree.