mascarene grass

[ mas-kuh-reen ]
/ ˌmæs kəˈrin /

noun

a creeping grass, Zoysia tenuifolia, naturalized in California and Florida, having fine leaves and shoots that make good turf.

Nearby words

  1. masbate,
  2. masc.,
  3. mascagni,
  4. mascagni, pietro,
  5. mascara,
  6. mascarene islands,
  7. mascaron,
  8. mascarpone,
  9. mascle,
  10. mascon

Origin of mascarene grass

First recorded in 1955–60; after the Mascarene Islands, east of Madagascar

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