[ brohm-gras, -grahs ]
/ ˈbroʊmˌgræs, -ˌgrɑs /
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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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How to use bromegrass in a sentence
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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