a grass, Chloris gayana, native to Africa, used as pasturage and fodder in warm climates.
Origin of Rhodes grass
First recorded in 1910–15; named after Cecil J. Rhodes
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a perennial grass, Chloris gayana, native to Africa but widely cultivated in dry regions for forage
Word Origin for Rhodes grass
C19: named after Cecil Rhodes
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