zoysia

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zoy·sia

 (zoi′shə, -zhə, -sē-ə, -zē-ə)
n.
Any of several creeping grasses of the genus Zoysia, native to Southeast Asia and Australasia and widely cultivated for lawns.

[New Latin Zoysia, genus name, after Karl von Zois zu Laubach (1756-1800?), Austrian botanist.]

zoysia

(ˈzɔɪzɪə)
n
(Plants) any creeping perennial grass of the genus Zoysia, of warm dry regions, having short stiffly pointed leaves: often used for lawns
[C19: from New Latin, named after Karl von Zois (died 1800), German botanist]

zoy•si•a

(ˈzɔɪ si ə, -ʃə, -ʒə)

n., pl. -si•as.
any low-growing grass of the genus Zoysia, esp. Z. matrella, widely used for lawns.
[1920–25; after Karl von Zois (d. 1800), German botanist]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.zoysia - any of several creeping grasses of the genus Zoysiazoysia - any of several creeping grasses of the genus Zoysia
grass - narrow-leaved green herbage: grown as lawns; used as pasture for grazing animals; cut and dried as hay
genus Zoisia, genus Zoysia, Zoisia - lawn grasses native to southeastern Asia and New Zealand; grown especially in warm regions
Japanese carpet grass, Manila grass, Zoysia matrella - lawn grass common in the Philippines; grown also in United States
Japanese lawn grass, Korean lawn grass, Zoysia japonica - lawn grass common in China and Japan; grown also in United States
Korean velvet grass, mascarene grass, Zoysia tenuifolia - Asiatic creeping perennial grass; introduced in southern United States as a drought-resistant lawn grass