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ryegrass

[rahy-gras, -grahs]
noun
  1. 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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Origin of ryegrass

First recorded in 1740–50; rye1 + grass
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Historical Examples

  • Clover, lucerne, ryegrass and similar grasses have been introduced to improve and vary the fodder.

    Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 4, Part 3

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