zoysia

[ zoi-see-uh, -zee-uh, -shuh, -zhuh ]
/ ˈzɔɪ si ə, -zi ə, -ʃə, -ʒə /

noun

any of several low-growing grasses of the genus Zoysia, especially Z. matrella, native to tropical Asia and widely used for lawns.

Nearby words

  1. zoug,
  2. zouk,
  3. zounds,
  4. zovirax,
  5. zowie,
  6. zoë,
  7. zp,
  8. zpg,
  9. zr,
  10. zre

Origin of zoysia

1920–25; named after Karl von Zois (died 1800), German botanist; see -ia

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British Dictionary definitions for zoysia

zoysia

/ (ˈzɔɪzɪə) /

noun

any creeping perennial grass of the genus Zoysia, of warm dry regions, having short stiffly pointed leaves: often used for lawns

Word Origin for zoysia

C19: from New Latin, named after Karl von Zois (died 1800), German botanist

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