any of several grasses of the genus Arrhenatherum or Danthonia, especially A. elatius, native to Europe, having a purplish-green flowering panicle.
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Origin of oat grass
First recorded in 1570–80
Words nearby oat grass
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Example sentences from the Web for oat grass
They now contained a most luxuriant crop of oat-grass (Anthistiria).Journal of an Expedition into the Interior of Tropical Australia|Thomas Mitchell
On the oat-grass and the sword-grass, and the bulrush in the pool.
British Dictionary definitions for oat grass
any of various oatlike grasses, esp of the genera Arrhenatherum and Danthonia, of Eurasia and N. Africa
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