grama grass

grama grass

▪ plant genus
 (genus Bouteloua), any of about 50 species of annual or perennial forage grasses constituting a group within the family Poaceae, and native mostly to North America, with a few species in Central and South America. Grama grasses may grow in tufts or clumps or spread by creeping horizontal stems above or below ground. Sideoats grama (B. curtipendula), blue grama (B. gracilis), black grama (B. eriopoda), and hairy grama (B. hirsuta) are the most important North American range species. Other common names include mat, needle, Parry, purple, Rothrock, six-weeks, and slender.

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  • Grama grass — Gra ma grass [Sp. grama a sort of grass.] (Bot.) The name of several kinds of pasture grasses found in the Western United States, esp. the {Bouteloua oligostachya}. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • grama grass — noun pasture grass of plains of South America and western North America • Syn: ↑grama, ↑gramma, ↑gramma grass • Hypernyms: ↑grass • Hyponyms: ↑blue grama, ↑Bouteloua gracilis, ↑ …   Useful english dictionary

  • grama grass — Mesquite Mes*qui te (m[e^]s*k[=e] t[asl]), Mesquit Mes*quit (m[e^]s*k[=e]t ), n. [Sp. mezquite; said to be a Mexican Indian word.] (Bot.) Aany of several small spiny trees or shrubs of the southwestern part of North America belonging to the genus …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • grama grass — /ˈgramə gras/ (say grahmuh grahs) noun any range grass of the western and south western US of the genus Bouteloua, as B. gracilis, the commonest species. {US (1820s), from Spanish grama grass, from Latin grāmen grass + grass1} …   Australian-English dictionary

  • grama-grass cactus — plokščiadyglis standenis statusas T sritis vardynas apibrėžtis Kaktusinių šeimos augalas (Sclerocactus papyracanthus), paplitęs Naujojoje Meksikoje, Arizonoje ir Teksase. atitikmenys: lot. Sclerocactus papyracanthus angl. grama grass cactus;… …   Lithuanian dictionary (lietuvių žodynas)

  • blue grama grass — grakštusis striepsnenis statusas T sritis vardynas apibrėžtis Miglinių šeimos pašarinis augalas (Bouteloua gracilis), paplitęs Šiaurės Amerikoje. atitikmenys: lot. Bouteloua gracilis angl. blue grama; blue grama grass; eyelash grass isp.… …   Lithuanian dictionary (lietuvių žodynas)

  • tall grama grass — aukštasis striepsnenis statusas T sritis vardynas apibrėžtis Miglinių šeimos pašarinis augalas (Bouteloua curtipendula), paplitęs Šiaurės ir Pietų Amerikoje. atitikmenys: lot. Bouteloua curtipendula angl. side oats grama; tall grama grass isp.… …   Lithuanian dictionary (lietuvių žodynas)

  • Grass — Grass, n. [OE. gras, gres, gers, AS, gr[ae]s, g[ae]rs; akin to OFries. gres, gers, OS., D., G., Icel., & Goth. gras, Dan. gr[ae]s, Sw. gr[aum]s, and prob. to E. green, grow. Cf. {Graze}.] 1. Popularly: Herbage; the plants which constitute the… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Grass bass — Grass Grass, n. [OE. gras, gres, gers, AS, gr[ae]s, g[ae]rs; akin to OFries. gres, gers, OS., D., G., Icel., & Goth. gras, Dan. gr[ae]s, Sw. gr[aum]s, and prob. to E. green, grow. Cf. {Graze}.] 1. Popularly: Herbage; the plants which constitute… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Grass bird — Grass Grass, n. [OE. gras, gres, gers, AS, gr[ae]s, g[ae]rs; akin to OFries. gres, gers, OS., D., G., Icel., & Goth. gras, Dan. gr[ae]s, Sw. gr[aum]s, and prob. to E. green, grow. Cf. {Graze}.] 1. Popularly: Herbage; the plants which constitute… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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