Also found in: Thesaurus, Acronyms, Wikipedia.
Related to grama: grama grass, Grammar check


also 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.]
American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright © 2016 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.


(ˈɡrɑːmə) or

grama grass

(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]
Collins English Dictionary – Complete and Unabridged, 12th Edition 2014 © HarperCollins Publishers 1991, 1994, 1998, 2000, 2003, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2011, 2014


(ˈgrɑ mə)

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]
Random House Kernerman Webster's College Dictionary, © 2010 K Dictionaries Ltd. Copyright 2005, 1997, 1991 by Random House, Inc. All rights reserved.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.grama - pasture grass of plains of South America and western North Americagrama - 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
Bouteloua, genus Bouteloua - forage grasses
blue grama, Bouteloua gracilis - a pasture grass of western North America
black grama, Bouteloua eriopoda - a pasture grass (especially of western coastal regions of North America)
Based on WordNet 3.0, Farlex clipart collection. © 2003-2012 Princeton University, Farlex Inc.
References in periodicals archive ?
The Gama Rekuma organizations which will be established with the participation of district secretaries, divisional secretaries and Grama Niladaris will be registered at divisional secretariats.
Our mission is to cover all needs of our customers with leading digital security software like vSEC:CMS and vSEC:ID," said Luis Reina, COO, Grama.
Na falta de um indice do N disponivel no solo para tomada de decisao da dose do adubo nitrogenado aplicado durante o ciclo da cultura da grama, um dos metodos utilizados e avaliar o comportamento da planta.
The Grama Ridge facility--which offers low-turn storage suitable for managing seasonal and operational needs in the Permian region also has expanded by more than 2 Bcf to in excess of 9.5 Bcf of capacity.
The grama switch [i.e., a switch that works indirectly] is based on the principle of "preventing a prevention." Some rule that it is permitted to activate it on Shabbat for the needs of an ill person, security, and suchlike, just as it is permitted to close a window facing a candle, thus preventing the wind from entering and extinguishing a candle even if the window was closed with this intention in mind.
Literature on agronomic studies of blue grama and little bluestem is limited and often outdated.
Grama Media offers the very best in online managed learning software, resources and services to the education community; meeting the learning needs of all ages - primary to vocational learning.
MURRAY (1991), avaliando a aplicacao de lodo de esgoto para a producao de grama azul de Kentucky (Poa pratensis L.) e bermuda (Festuca rubra L.), nos Estados Unidos, verificou que doses crescentes do lodo ate 200Mg [ha.sup.-1], incorporadas ou aplicadas em superficie, causaram aumento do pH, maior capacidade de troca cationica, maior agregacao, maior teor de materia organica e maior retencao de agua do solo.