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gama grass

[ gah-muh ]
/ ˈgɑ mə /
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noun
an ornamental, reedlike grass, Tripsacum dactyloides, one of the largest in the United States, growing from 4 to 7 feet (1.2 to 2.1 meters) high.
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Origin of gama grass

First recorded in 1825–35, Americanism; variant of grama

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British Dictionary definitions for gama grass

gama grass
/ (ˈɡɑːmə) /

noun
a tall perennial grass, Tripsacum dactyloides, of SE North America: cultivated for fodder

Word Origin for gama grass

C19: gama, probably changed from grama
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