- a sorghum, Sorghum halepense, that spreads by creeping rhizomes, grown for fodder.
Origin of Johnson grass
1880–85, Americanism; named after William Johnson, American agriculturist who first planted it in 1840
Also called Aleppo grass, Egyptian millet, Means grass.
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- a persistent perennial Mediterranean grass, Sorghum halepense, cultivated for hay and pasture in the US where it also grows as a weedSee also sorghum
Word Origin for Johnson grass
C19: named after William Johnson (died 1859), American agriculturalist who introduced it
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