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love·grass

or love grass  (lŭv′grăs′)
n.
Any of various annual or perennial grasses of the genus Eragrostis, some of which are cultivated for their delicate, spraylike inflorescences.

[Origin unknown.]
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Noun1.love grass - any of various grasses of the genus Eragrostislove grass - any of various grasses of the genus Eragrostis; specially useful for forage and for the prevention of erosion
grass - narrow-leaved green herbage: grown as lawns; used as pasture for grazing animals; cut and dried as hay
Eragrostis, genus Eragrostis - annual or perennial grasses of tropics and subtropics
Eragrostic abyssinica, Eragrostis tef, teff, teff grass - an African grass economically important as a cereal grass (yielding white flour of good quality) as well as for forage and hay
African love grass, Eragrostis curvula, weeping love grass - perennial South African grass having densely clumped flimsy stems; introduced into United States especially for erosion control
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