pampas grass

pampas grass
a tall, ornamental grass, Cortaderia selloana, native to South America, having large, thick, feathery, silvery-white panicles.
[1840-50]

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plant
 (Cortaderia selloana), one of more than 20 species of tall, reedlike Central and South American and New Zealand grasses comprising the genus Cortaderia (family Poaceae). Female plants bear silvery, plumelike flower clusters about 30 to 90 cm (1 to 3 feet) tall. Pampas grass is cultivated as a lawn ornamental in warm parts of the world.

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  • pampas grass — n [U] a type of tall grass with silver white feathery flowers …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • pampas grass — ► NOUN ▪ a tall South American grass with silky flowering plumes …   English terms dictionary

  • pampas grass — [pam′pəs] n. a giant South American grass (Cortaderia selloana) cultivated for use as an ornamental and for its large, plumelike, silvery or pinkish panicles used in bouquets …   English World dictionary

  • pampas grass — pampas ,grass noun uncount a plant with very tall stems and long white flowers that look like feathers …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • pampas grass — noun tall perennial grass of pampas of South America having silvery plumes and growing in large dense clumps • Syn: ↑Cortaderia selloana • Hypernyms: ↑grass • Member Holonyms: ↑Cortaderia, ↑genus Cortaderia * * * ˈpampas grass f …   Useful english dictionary

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  • pampas grass — pam′pas grass n. pln a tall, ornamental grass, Cortaderia selloana, native to South America, having feathery, silvery white panicles …   From formal English to slang

  • pampas grass — noun Date: circa 1851 a South American grass (Cortaderia selloana) often grown for ornament that has showy white panicles borne on tall stems …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • pampas grass — noun a tall South American grass with silky flowering plumes. [Cortaderia selloana.] …   English new terms dictionary

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