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tussock grass

noun
  1. any of various grasses that grow in tuftlike clumps.
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Origin of tussock grass

First recorded in 1835–45
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Historical Examples

  • When darkness came on, Harrisson was near The Nuggets, where he passed the night amongst the tussock-grass.

    The Home of the Blizzard

    Douglas Mawson

  • At all events he followed me into my room, which only boasted of a mattress, stuffed with tussock-grass by the way, on the floor.

  • 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.

    South!

    Sir Ernest Shackleton

  • The rise of the tide was about five feet, and at spring tide the water must have reached almost to the edge of the tussock-grass.

    South!

    Sir Ernest Shackleton

  • It had forced up a ridge of stones close to where the James Caird lay at the edge of the tussock-grass.

    South!

    Sir Ernest Shackleton


British Dictionary definitions for tussock grass

tussock grass

noun
  1. Australian and NZ any of several pasture grasses of the genus Poa
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