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tussock grass

noun

  1. any of various grasses that grow in tuftlike clumps.


tussock grass

noun

  1. any of several pasture grasses of the genus Poa


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Word History and Origins

Origin of tussock grass1

First recorded in 1835–45

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Example Sentences

He refers to the penguins, kelp-weed and tussock grass; certainly three characteristic features.

Tussock grass (Dactylis cespitosa) is the most common plant.

It flies amongst the tussock grass in a weak and aimless manner.

The larva of this insect feeds on the tussock grass (Poa australis).

Inch by inch we dragged her up until we reached the fringe of the tussock-grass and knew that the boat was above high-water mark.

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