gama grass


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gama grass

(ˈɡɑːmə)
n
(Plants) a tall perennial grass, Tripsacum dactyloides, of SE North America: cultivated for fodder
[C19: gama, probably changed from grama]
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ga′ma grass`

(ˈgɑ mə)
n.
a tall forage grass, Tripsacum dactyloides.
[1825–35, Amer.; variant of grama]
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