- a grass, Bromus unioloides (or B. catharticus), of tropical America, having clusters of flattened spikelets, grown for forage.
Origin of rescue grass
1880–85, Americanism; rescue, perhaps alteration of fescue
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Rescue-grass, res′kū-gras, n. a species of brome-grass, native to South America.