- 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/.
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Examples from the Web for bromegrass
The grasses that supply the voles' food and cover are mostly Poa (the bluegrasses) and Bromus (bromegrass, chess, or cheat).