[ brohm-gras, -grahs ]
/ ˈbroʊmˌgræs, -ˌgrɑs /
any of numerous grasses of the genus Bromus, having flat blades and open clusters of flower spikelets.
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Also called brome [brohm] /broʊm/ .
Origin of bromegrass
1750–60; <New Latin Brom(us) genus name (<Greek brómos oats) + grass
Words nearby bromegrass
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Example sentences 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).
British Dictionary definitions for bromegrass
/ (brəʊm) /
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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