any of several grasses of the genus Briza, having spikelets with slender, drooping stalks.
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Origin of quaking grass
First recorded in 1590–1600
Words nearby quaking grass
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British Dictionary definitions for quaking grass
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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