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


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

Words nearby zoysia

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

/ (ˈzɔɪzɪə) /


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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