[ kuht-gras, -grahs ]


  1. any of several grasses having blades with rough edges, especially grasses of the genus Leersia.

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Word History and Origins

Origin of cut-grass1

First recorded in 1830–40

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Example Sentences

Some of the cut grass looks as if it were Flax spread out to rot, and all of it evinces a want of shelter.

The gardeners had been mowing, and there was still the smell of fresh-cut grass—the thundery air kept all scents close to earth.

Even the drovers will pay a coolie good wages to cut grass for them rather than walk a mile downhill to fetch it themselves.

There sportsmen hunted, while more matter-of-fact burghers frequently went with scythes to cut grass for their horses.

John H. Donnelly of Hoboken asks other nut growers for their opinion of using cut grass as a mulch for nut trees.


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