- a short grass, Buchloë dactyloides, having gray-green blades, prevalent on the dry plains east of the Rocky Mountains.
- St. Augustine grass.
- any of several short, tufted grasses that do not form continuous sod.
Origin of buffalo grass
An Americanism dating back to 1775–85
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Examples from the Web for buffalo grass
She toddled about unsteadily upon the thick mat of buffalo-grass.Red Hunters And the Animal People
Charles A. Eastman
It was a miniature paradise in the midst of a desert of sage-brush and buffalo-grass.Last of the Great Scouts
Helen Cody Wetmore
Our road was generally over level uplands bordering the river, which were closely covered with a sward of buffalo-grass.The Exploring Expedition to the Rocky Mountains, Oregon and California
Brevet Col. J.C. Fremont
They generally prefer the seed of the buffalo-grass, a kind of grass that grows plentifully in Texas.
This is the "grama" or "buffalo-grass," and, despite its look of utter desiccation, is highly nutritious.
- a short grass, Buchloë dactyloides, growing on the dry plains of the central US
- Australian a grass, Stenotaphrum americanum, introduced from North America