wire grass

or wire·grass

Origin of wire grass

An Americanism dating back to 1745–55
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Examples from the Web for wire grass

Historical Examples of wire grass

  • To add to this happy circumstance in the hollow of the land there grew some wire-grass, which indicated a moist situation.

  • It was really a pine barren, such as may be seen to this day in what is called the wire-grass region of southern Georgia.

    Stories Of Georgia

    Joel Chandler Harris

  • At long intervals could be found a marsh of wire-grass, or a few acres of withered bunch-grass.

    The Lions of the Lord

    Harry Leon Wilson

  • Florida has a great many ponds and marshes, with lots of fish in them, and it has a great deal of wire-grass and pine timber.

  • To add to this happy circumstance, in the hollow of the land there grew some wire-grass, which indicated a moist situation.


British Dictionary definitions for wire grass

wire grass

noun
  1. any of various grasses, such as Bermuda grass, that have tough wiry roots or rhizomes
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