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meadow grass

  1. any grass of the genus Poa, especially P. pratensis, the Kentucky bluegrass.
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Origin of meadow grass

Middle English word dating back to 1250–1300
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Examples from the Web for meadow grass

Historical Examples

  • It feeds on the annual meadow-grass (Poa annua), and several other grasses.

    Butterflies and Moths

    William S. Furneaux

  • Even the meadow-grass in some places was killed to the very roots.

  • Polly is a roan pony; very round in the barrel, and particularly so of late, when there has been no food but meadow-grass.

  • This is what happens in the daytime, when the hot summer sun has turned the meadow-grass a golden brown.

    Byways of Ghost-Land

    Elliott O'Donnell

  • The woods that bordered it were of a darker hue than the meadow-grass upon its bosom.

British Dictionary definitions for meadow grass

meadow grass

  1. a perennial grass, Poa pratensis, that has erect hairless leaves and grows in meadows and similar places in N temperate regions
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