quaking grass


noun

any of several grasses of the genus Briza, having spikelets with slender, drooping stalks.

Nearby words

  1. quakerly,
  2. quakers,
  3. quaking,
  4. quaking aspen,
  5. quaking bog,
  6. quaky,
  7. quale,
  8. qualifiable,
  9. qualification,
  10. qualificator

Origin of quaking grass

First recorded in 1590–1600

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British Dictionary definitions for quaking grass

quaking grass

noun

any grass of the genus Briza, of N temperate regions and South America, having delicate flower branches that shake in the wind
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