gama grass

[ gah-muh ]
/ ˈgɑ mə /
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noun

an ornamental, reedlike grass, Tripsacum dactyloides, one of the largest in the U.S., growing from 4 to 7 feet (1.2 to 2.1 meter) high.

Nearby words

  1. galápagos islands,
  2. galère,
  3. gam,
  4. gam-,
  5. gama,
  6. gama, vasco da,
  7. gamahuche,
  8. gamaliel,
  9. gamay,
  10. gamba

Origin of gama grass

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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