spear grass

Origin of spear grass

First recorded in 1540–50
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spear grass

noun NZ
  1. another name for wild Spaniard
  2. any of various native Australian grasses, esp of the genera Stipa or Heteropogon, with sharp-pointed seeds
  3. any of various grasses with sharp stiff blades or seeds
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