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shortgrass

[shawrt-gras, -grahs]
noun
  1. any of several range grasses of short stature, as buffalo grass, prevalent in semiarid regions of the Great Plains.
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Origin of shortgrass

An Americanism dating back to 1835–45; short + grass
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