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noun

a tall, ornamental grass, Cortaderia selloana, native to South America, having large, thick, feathery, silvery-white panicles.

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Origin of pampas grass

First recorded in 1840–50

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British Dictionary definitions for pampas grass

pampas grass
/ (ˈpæmpəs, -pəz) /

noun

any of various large grasses of the South American genus Cortaderia and related genera, widely cultivated for their large feathery silver-coloured flower branches
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