- any grass of the genus Bouteloua, of South America and western North America, as B. gracilis (blue grama).
Origin of grama
1820–30, Americanism; < Spanish grama < Latin grāmina, plural of grāmen grass
Also called grama grass.
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Examples from the Web for grama
We rested above an hour in the cool shade, while our horses refreshed themselves on the “grama” that grew luxuriantly around.
There the grama grass is longer and more luxuriant than in the immediate neighbourhood of the spring.
Be ysum inge ge habba oft gehyred, ac us is acumendlicere eower gebelh, onne s lmihtigan Godes grama, gif we his bebodu forsuwia.
He ferde, and bodode, t him ws Godes grama nsigende, gif h to Gode bugan noldon.
This is the "grama" or "buffalo-grass," and, despite its look of utter desiccation, is highly nutritious.
- any of various grasses of the genus Bouteloua, of W North America and South America: often used as pasture grasses
C19: from Spanish, ultimately from Latin grāmen grass
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