Rhodes grass


noun

a grass, Chloris gayana, native to Africa, used as pasturage and fodder in warm climates.

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Origin of Rhodes grass

First recorded in 1910–15; named after Cecil J. Rhodes
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British Dictionary definitions for Rhodes grass

Rhodes grass

noun

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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