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or rye grass  (rī′grăs′)
Any of several grasses of the genus Lolium, native to Eurasia and often used for forage or for stabilizing soil.

[Alteration of raygrass : ray, darnel (from Middle English rai, perhaps alteration of Old French ivraie, from Latin ēbriāca, from feminine of ēbriācus, drunk (from the plant's effects if ingested), from ēbrius; see inebriate) + grass.]


(ˈraɪˌgræs, -ˌgrɑs)

any of several European grasses of the genus Lolium, as L. perenne, grown for forage in the U.S.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.ryegrass - any of several annual or perennial Eurasian grassesryegrass - any of several annual or perennial Eurasian grasses
grass - narrow-leaved green herbage: grown as lawns; used as pasture for grazing animals; cut and dried as hay
genus Lolium, Lolium - darnel; ryegrass
English ryegrass, Lolium perenne, perennial ryegrass - European perennial grass widely cultivated for pasture and hay and as a lawn grass
Italian rye, Italian ryegrass, Lolium multiflorum - European grass much used for hay and in United States also for turf and green manure
bearded darnel, cheat, darnel, Lolium temulentum, tare - weedy annual grass often occurs in grainfields and other cultivated land; seeds sometimes considered poisonous
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