- any of various grasses of the genus Bromus, having small flower spikes in loose drooping clusters. Some species are used for hay
Word Origin for brome grass
C18: via Latin from Greek bromos oats, of obscure origin
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Historical Examples of 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.