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Johnson grass

noun

  1. a sorghum, Sorghum halepense, that spreads by creeping rhizomes, grown for fodder.


Johnson grass

noun

  1. a persistent perennial Mediterranean grass, Sorghum halepense, cultivated for hay and pasture in the US where it also grows as a weed See also sorghum


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Word History and Origins

Origin of Johnson grass1

1880–85, Americanism; named after William Johnson, American agriculturist who first planted it in 1840

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Word History and Origins

Origin of Johnson grass1

C19: named after William Johnson (died 1859), American agriculturalist who introduced it

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Example Sentences

Some recommend that the old orchard be seeded to grass (Bermuda or Johnson grass) and used as a pasture.

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