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gra·maalso gram·ma (grä′mə, grăm′ə)
Any of various grasses of the genus Bouteloua of western North America and South America, forming dense tufts or mats and often used as pasturage.
[American Spanish, from Spanish, Bermuda grass, quitch grass, from Latin grāmen, grāmin-, grass.]
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(Plants) any of various grasses of the genus Bouteloua, of W North America and South America: often used as pasture grasses
[C19: from Spanish, ultimately from Latin grāmen grass]
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any of various New World grasses of the genus Bouteloua, used as a pasture grass. Also called gra′ma grass`.
[1820–30, Amer.; < Sp grama < Latin grāmina, pl. of grāmen grass]
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|Noun||1.||grama - pasture grass of plains of South America and western North America|
grass - narrow-leaved green herbage: grown as lawns; used as pasture for grazing animals; cut and dried as hay
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