pangola grass

[ pang-goh-luh, pan- ]
/ pæŋˈgoʊ lə, pæn- /

noun

a grass, Digitaria decumbens, native to southern Africa, cultivated for hay and forage in the southeastern U.S.

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Origin of pangola grass

First recorded in 1945–50; variant of pongola, after the Pongola River, eastern Transvaal, Republic of South Africa
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