spear grass

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noun

any of various grasses, as a meadow grass or a bent grass, having lance-shaped leaves or floral spikes.

Origin of spear grass

First recorded in 1540–50
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spear grass

noun NZ

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