shortgrass

[ shawrt-gras, -grahs ]
/ ˈʃɔrtˌgræs, -ˌgrɑs /

noun

any of several range grasses of short stature, as buffalo grass, prevalent in semiarid regions of the Great Plains.

Nearby words

  1. shortening,
  2. shorter,
  3. shorter catechism,
  4. shortfall,
  5. shortfin corvina,
  6. shorthair,
  7. shorthaired,
  8. shorthand,
  9. shorthand typist,
  10. shorthead

Origin of shortgrass

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

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