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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.]
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(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]
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(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]
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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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Genetic diversity in Chinese natural zoysiagrass based on the inter-simple sequence repeat (ISSR) analysis.
Adults are typically found feeding on warm-season turfgrasses such as bermudagrass (Cynodon species) and zoysiagrass (Zoysia species) (Poaceae).
Salt gland ion secretion: a salinity tolerance mechanism among five zoysiagrass species.
Bermudagrass, Cowgrass, Serangoongrass, Zoysiagrass St.
This should not lead to any turf disease on bermudagrass, or even zoysiagrass, when the temperatures are very hot.
Influence of core aerification, topdressing, and nitrogen on mat, roots, and quality of Meyer zoysiagrass. Agronomy Journal 87(5):891-894.
Variable responses of zoysiagrass genotypes to the sting nematode.
Included is one of the bermudagrass or zoysiagrass cultivars.
Sprigging and plugging are vegetative propagation techniques that take advantage of turf species that reproduce by stolons, such as bermudagrass, or grow vigorously from tillers, such as zoysiagrass. Sprigs are pieces of stolons, perhaps with roots and shoots attached.
This study investigated the impacts of Mississippi Pride bermudagrass and Meyer zoysiagrass, plot size and mowing height on water movement through turf.