[ rahy-gras, -grahs ]
/ ˈraɪˌgræs, -ˌgrɑs /
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any of several European grasses of the genus Lolium, as L. perenne(perennial ryegrass ), grown for forage in the U.S.
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How to use ryegrass in a sentence
We rode on a mile further and saw a young antelope lying down in some tall rye-grass.Cruisings in the Cascades|George O. Shields
Various kinds of fodder crops are grown in Transcaucasia, such as hay, rye-grass and lucerne.
The grasses they fed upon were mixtures of cocks-foot, timothy, rye-grass, and white clover.The Long White Cloud|William Pember Reeves
Italian rye-grass and red clover are now frequently sown in mixture for soiling, and succeed admirably.
Turf very thick and springy, supporting two or three kinds of grass resembling red-top and bearded rye-grass.Fresh Fields|John Burroughs
British Dictionary definitions for ryegrass
any of various grasses of the genus Lolium, esp L. perenne, native to Europe, N Africa, and Asia and widely cultivated as forage crops. They have a flattened flower spike and hairless leaves
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