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buf·fa·lo·grass

or buffalo grass  (bŭf′ə-lō-grăs′)
n.
A mat-forming perennial grass (Bouteloua dactyloides syn. Buchloe dactyloides) native to the plains of central North America, important as a forage grass and sometimes used for lawns.

buffalo grass

n
1. (Plants) a short grass, Buchloë dactyloides, growing on the dry plains of the central US
2. (Plants) Austral a grass, Stenotaphrum americanum, introduced from North America

buf′falo grass`


n.
a short grass, Buchloë dactyloides, having gray-green blades, prevalent on the dry plains east of the Rocky Mountains.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.buffalo grass - low mat-forming grass of southern United States and tropical Americabuffalo grass - low mat-forming grass of southern United States and tropical America; grown as a lawn grass
grass - narrow-leaved green herbage: grown as lawns; used as pasture for grazing animals; cut and dried as hay
2.buffalo grass - short grass growing on dry plains of central United States (where buffalo roam)buffalo grass - short grass growing on dry plains of central United States (where buffalo roam)
grass - narrow-leaved green herbage: grown as lawns; used as pasture for grazing animals; cut and dried as hay
Buchloe, genus Buchloe - buffalo grass
Translations

buffalo grass

n (US) → Büffelgras nt
References in classic literature ?
While we were lying there against the warm bank, a little insect of the palest, frailest green hopped painfully out of the buffalo grass and tried to leap into a bunch of bluestem.
Surely there must have been a commercially produced buffalo grass harvester, but this was the only one I ever saw.
And there in the barren grasslands of south-central Colorado, with clumps of returning buffalo grass, ruins of sandstone schools and long-abandoned windmills, and encroaching cholla cactus, was Colorado Highway 71, which runs north into Nebraska to Jerry's hometown of Crawford, and beyond to Janet's hometown of Hot Springs, South Dakota.
A tourist barely clipped her with the rental car, but she flew ten feet into the buffalo grass along Waila'au Road, though she didn't get hurt.
The program includes "like wind on the buffalo grass (in memoriam Crazy Horse)" by Noyes Bartholomew; Fugue for Marimba Quartet by Christopher Rouse; "Ku-Ka-Ilimoku" for percussion ensemble by Bruce Stark; and Guy Lacour's Divertissement pour Saxophone Alto et 6 Percussions featuring saxophone soloist Idit Shner.
The artist-author gives full tribute to her many sources of inspiration for "Buffalo" in a note from the author at the end, mentioning Indian historians such as Eaglelance and Nupa Kte of the Oglala Sioux, and Chief Washake of the Shoshone tribe, who said "A people without a history is like the wind on the buffalo grass.
Newspaper editors, bankers, politicians, and speculators distributed fliers, broadsides, and brochures advertising "the most alluring body of unoccupied land" in the country, and the government termed it "the last frontier of agriculture" Brochures described areas with paved, tree-lined streets, clean water, and railroads but, when the settlers arrived, they found only stakes in buffalo grass.
Native to the high plains, buffalo grass is extremely drought tolerant, requires little fertilization and only occasional mowing.
Problem was that the head-high buffalo grass that thrived in the thin topsoil had slowly adapted to its deceptively hostile environment over several thousand years.
Sweetgrass, also known as Holy Grass, Buffalo Grass, Vanilla Grass, and Zebrovka, is one of the four sacred plants, (including cedar, sage and tobacco) and is used as a tool for prayer and purification.
The purpose of my project is to test the influence of dextrose in relationship to osmotic pressure when buffalo grass cultures are frozen in liquid nitrogen.
The stock farm says the black cattle make ''healthy beef'' because they are fed chemical-free buffalo grass and non-genetically modified corn.