buffalo grass


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.

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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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