perennial ryegrass


See under ryegrass.

Nearby words

  1. peremptory exception,
  2. perencephaly,
  3. perendale,
  4. perennate,
  5. perennial,
  6. perentie,
  7. peres,
  8. peres, shimon,
  9. perestroika,
  10. peretz


[rahy-gras, -grahs]


any of several European grasses of the genus Lolium, as L. perenne (perennial ryegrass), grown for forage in the U.S.

Origin of ryegrass

First recorded in 1740–50; rye1 + grass Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019