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gram·ma 1

n. Informal
A grandmother.

[Alteration of grandma.]

gram·ma 2

 (grä′mə, grăm′ə)
Variant of grama.
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(Plants) a pasture grass of the South American plains
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Noun1.gramma - pasture grass of plains of South America and western North Americagramma - 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)
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Mitchell Unruh has been sewing small projects with his "Gramma," Jayne Cohen of Long Beach, Washington since he was 9 years old.
To address this problem, the folks at Zomet came up with the Shabbat Keyboard: This invention, the institute's site explains, "operates on the principle of gramma (indirect action), so that it can be used on Shabbat.
Gramma has passed on, but we keep a stocking up for her.
Melena is a young African-American girl growing up with her loving family that includes her Gramma, mother, and older brother, Miles.
Gramma always tells me I should pray not just when bad stuff happens but all the time, but Gramma's the only one left in the family to pray.
The teleost family Grammatidae is composed of thirteen species: eight in the genus Lipogramma and five in the genus Gramma (Bohlke and Randall, 1963; Starck II and Colin, 1978; Sazima et al., 1998; Victor and Randall, 2010), all of which are restricted to the western Atlantic (Gill and Mooi, 1993).
I sat on the blue sofa with my beloved Gramma Lou (her daughter, my dad's mother) for a while and then she and I went out to the front porch and rocked on the swing.
DEAR GRAMMA: Your opinions have merit, but they are based on the ideas that all men lie to get women to sleep with them, and that women use sex as a lure for marriage.
One day while preparing everything for their mom's return from work, as she reaches for Gramma Emmeline's china teapot on the top shelf, she slips on a crayon and drops the teapot just as momma walks in.
CUBA'S Gramma newspaper recommends the re-introduction of Christmas Day, which was abolished in 1969.
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