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buffalo grass

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noun
  1. a short grass, Buchloë dactyloides, having gray-green blades, prevalent on the dry plains east of the Rocky Mountains.
  2. St. Augustine grass.
  3. any of several short, tufted grasses that do not form continuous sod.
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Origin of buffalo grass

An Americanism dating back to 1775–85
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buffalo grass

noun
  1. a short grass, Buchloë dactyloides, growing on the dry plains of the central US
  2. Australian a grass, Stenotaphrum americanum, introduced from North America
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