feather grass

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noun

any American grass of the genus Stipa, having a feathery appendage.

Nearby words

  1. feather,
  2. feather banding,
  3. feather bed,
  4. feather duster,
  5. feather geranium,
  6. feather in one's cap,
  7. feather in one's cap, a,
  8. feather key,
  9. feather merchant,
  10. feather one's nest

Origin of feather grass

First recorded in 1770–80

Also called needle grass.

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British Dictionary definitions for feather grass

feather grass

noun

a perennial grass, Stipa pennata, native to the steppes of Europe and N Asia, cultivated as an ornament for its feathery inflorescence
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