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 (zoi′shə, -zhə, -sē-ə, -zē-ə)
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.]


(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]


(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
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In another nod to the owner's desire for tranquility, a circular labyrinth, made of concrete and zoysia grass, lined with simple Parsons benches and enclosed by a hedge of Buddha belly bamboo, was installed near the downstairs glass massage room.
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Augustine and Zoysia Grass are among the most popular grasses found in warm, southern climates.
He took the rake from my hands and combed it through the Zoysia grass.
He takes the rake from my hands and combs it through the Zoysia grass.
The following were the different biomass samples tested: Bermuda Grass, Centipede Grass, Corn Leaves, Crabgrass, Fescue Grass, Johnson Grass, Pigweed, Spurge Weed, and Zoysia Grass.
Among the earliest expedition records are photographs and other materials from USDA plant hunter Frank Meyer, whose trips in the early 1900s yielded an amazing variety of more than 2,500 plant specimens from Asia and Europe: crops from apricots and barleys to the first-ever introduction of zoysia grass into the United States.
An evaluation of Baygon for control of the hunting billbug in a zoysia grass lawn.
Manassero is short of Major experience and the most vulnerable of the quartet, but the Italian whizzkid will love the run he can get off the firm, fast Diamond Zoysia grass on the Atlanta Athletic Club fairways.
Along the way there was a bad check from an alleged buyer of the Zoysia grass farm and a bad $225,000 check from Whitbeck to the insurance department.
Three species of zoysia grass are suitable for use as lawns: Manila grass or Japanese carpet grass (Zoysia matrella), Japanese lawn grass (Zoysiajaponica) and Mascarene grass (Zoysia tenuifolia).