mascarene grass

[mas-kuh-reen]
noun
  1. a creeping grass, Zoysia tenuifolia, naturalized in California and Florida, having fine leaves and shoots that make good turf.

Origin of mascarene grass

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