pampas grass

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pam·pas grass

(päm′päs, păm′pəz)
n.
Either of two tall ornamental grasses (Cortaderia selloana or C. jubata) native to South America and naturalized elsewhere, having large feathery inflorescences.

[After the pampa of south-central South America; see pampa.]

pampas grass

(ˈpæmpəs; -pəz)
n
(Plants) any of various large grasses of the South American genus Cortaderia and related genera, widely cultivated for their large feathery silver-coloured flower branches

pam′pas grass`


n.
a tall, ornamental grass, Cortaderia selloana, native to South America, having feathery, silvery white panicles.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.pampas grass - tall perennial grass of pampas of South America having silvery plumes and growing in large dense clumpspampas grass - tall perennial grass of pampas of South America having silvery plumes and growing in large dense clumps
grass - narrow-leaved green herbage: grown as lawns; used as pasture for grazing animals; cut and dried as hay
Cortaderia, genus Cortaderia - tall ornamental grasses of South America and New Zealand and New Guinea: pampas grass
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pampas grass

nPampasgras nt
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Their family ties with invasive weeds such as couch-grass and meadow grass put me off - and my initial dislike of pink pampas-grass (cortaderia selloana).