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Ba·hi·a grassor Ba·hi·a·grass (bə-hē′ə grăs′)
A perennial grass (Paspalum notatum) of tropical and subtropical America, cultivated for forage, turf, and erosion control.
[After Bahia (Salvador), Brazil.]
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Ba•hi′a grass`(bəˈhi ə)
a lawn and pasturage grass, Paspalum notatum, native to tropical America.
[1925–30; after Bahia (state)]
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|Noun||1.||Bahia grass - perennial tropical American grass used as pasture grass in arid areas of the Gulf States|
grass - narrow-leaved green herbage: grown as lawns; used as pasture for grazing animals; cut and dried as hay
genus Paspalum - a genus of perennial grasses of warm regions
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