grama

or gram·ma

[grah-muh]

noun

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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Related Words for grama

meadow, hay, pasture, turf, sod, barley, verdure

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British Dictionary definitions for grama

grama

grama grass

noun

any of various grasses of the genus Bouteloua, of W North America and South America: often used as pasture grasses

Word Origin for grama

C19: from Spanish, ultimately from Latin grāmen grass
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