wire grass


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wire grass

n
1. (Plants) any of various grasses, such as Bermuda grass, that have tough wiry roots or rhizomes

wire′ grass`


n.
a Eurasian meadow grass, Poa compressa, naturalized in North America, having creeping rootstocks and thin stems.
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Noun1.wire grass - handsome hardy North American grass with foliage turning pale bronze in autumnwire grass - handsome hardy North American grass with foliage turning pale bronze in autumn
broom grass - any of several grasses of the genus Andropogon; used in broom making
2.wire grass - coarse annual grass having fingerlike spikes of flowerswire grass - coarse annual grass having fingerlike spikes of flowers; native to Old World tropics; a naturalized weed elsewhere
Eleusine, genus Eleusine - annual and perennial grasses of savannas and upland grasslands
millet - any of various small-grained annual cereal and forage grasses of the genera Panicum, Echinochloa, Setaria, Sorghum, and Eleusine
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It appears also from the official records, that the trees were unexpectedly, some years afterwards, succeeded by a wire grass which spread over the whole surface.
Wie seemed poised to win in style until she double-bogeyed the 16th hole after almost losing her ball in a thick clump of wire grass after a poor second shot.