grama

or gram·ma

[ grah-muh ]
/ ˈgrɑ mə /

noun

any grass of the genus Bouteloua, of South America and western North America, as B. gracilis(blue grama ).

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Origin of grama

1820–30, Americanism;<Spanish grama<Latin grāmina, plural of grāmen grass
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grama

grama grass

/ (ˈɡrɑːmə) /

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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