bent grass

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also bent grass  (bĕnt′grăs′)
Any of various grasses of the genus Agrostis that have fine blades, form dense mats, and are often used for lawns, athletic fields, and golf courses.

[From bent.]

bent grass

1. (Plants) any perennial grass of the genus Agrostis, esp A. tenuis, which has a spreading panicle of tiny flowers. Some species are planted for hay or in lawns. Sometimes shortened to: bent

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any grass of the genus Agrostis, esp. the redtop.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.bent grass - grass for pastures and lawns especially bowling and putting greensbent grass - grass for pastures and lawns especially bowling and putting greens
grass - narrow-leaved green herbage: grown as lawns; used as pasture for grazing animals; cut and dried as hay
Agrostis, genus Agrostis - annual or perennial grasses cosmopolitan in northern hemisphere: bent grass (so named from `bent' meaning an area of unfenced grassland)
Agrostis canina, brown bent, dog bent, Rhode Island bent, velvet bent, velvet bent grass - common grass with slender stems and narrow leaves
Agrostis nebulosa, cloud grass - Spanish grass with light feathery panicles grown for dried bouquets
Agrostis palustris, creeping bent, creeping bentgrass - common pasture or lawn grass spread by long runners
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It is native to Mediterranean Europe but was introduced to the southern US states from Bermuda and is used on courses where bent grass will not grow satisfactorily.
These nematodes have previously been reported to cause damage to several plant species such as corn, bent grass, switchgrass, and turf grasses.
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The greens have suffered in a record summer heatwave but it is hardly a surprise as they comprise bent grass that is more commonly found in cooler climates.