buffalo grass

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noun

a short grass, Buchloë dactyloides, having gray-green blades, prevalent on the dry plains east of the Rocky Mountains.
any of several short, tufted grasses that do not form continuous sod.

Nearby words

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  2. buffalo cloth,
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  4. buffalo fish,
  5. buffalo gnat,
  6. buffalo grove,
  7. buffalo neck,
  8. buffalo plaid,
  9. buffalo robe,
  10. buffalo soldier

Origin of buffalo grass

An Americanism dating back to 1775–85

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British Dictionary definitions for buffalo grass

buffalo grass

noun

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