wire grass

or wire·grass

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noun

any of various grasses or rushes having wiry roots, culms, or leaves.

Nearby words

  1. wire entanglement,
  2. wire fraud,
  3. wire gauge,
  4. wire gauze,
  5. wire glass,
  6. wire house,
  7. wire netting,
  8. wire recorder,
  9. wire recording,
  10. wire rope

Origin of wire grass

An Americanism dating back to 1745–55

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British Dictionary definitions for wire grass

wire grass

noun

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