meadow grass


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meadow grass

n
(Plants) a perennial grass, Poa pratensis, that has erect hairless leaves and grows in meadows and similar places in N temperate regions

mead′ow grass`


n.
any grass of the genus Poa, esp. P. pratensis, the Kentucky bluegrass.
[1250–1300]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.meadow grass - any of various grasses that thrive in the presence of abundant moisturemeadow grass - any of various grasses that thrive in the presence of abundant moisture
family Graminaceae, family Gramineae, family Poaceae, Graminaceae, Gramineae, grass family, Poaceae - the grasses: chiefly herbaceous but some woody plants including cereals; bamboo; reeds; sugar cane
grass - narrow-leaved green herbage: grown as lawns; used as pasture for grazing animals; cut and dried as hay
foxtail, foxtail grass - grasses of the genera Alopecurus and Setaria having dense silky or bristly brushlike flowering spikes
manna grass, sweet grass - any of several moisture-loving grasses of the genus Glyceria having sweet flavor or odor
Agrostis alba, Poa nemoralis, wood meadowgrass - slender European grass of shady places; grown also in northeastern America and temperate Asia
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So the wooden animal trotted on again and the meadow grass was so soft under the wheels that it made easy riding.
Believing their danger past, they sprang from their ambush and, chirruping something in their shrill little voices and holding up their skirts, their bare little sunburned feet scampered merrily and quickly across the meadow grass.
The girl wiped her hands, crossed her feet on the little island of carpet where she was stranded in a sea of soap-suds, and then, sure enough, out of her slender throat came the swallow's twitter, the robin's whistle, the blue-jay's call, the thrush's song, the wood-dove's coo, and many another familiar note, all ending as before with the musical ecstacy of a bobolink singing and swinging among the meadow grass on a bright June day.
On Sunday morning I rose early and got out of Black Hawk while the dew was still heavy on the long meadow grasses. It was the high season for summer flowers.
At its head there are ravines and tumbling waterfalls and then it opens into a wide area, the flat floor of which is carpeted with lush, bright meadow grass. All around are massive walls of dark rock, sheltering this special place.
Rousseau was so convinced of the malign effects of urbanization that he "would rather see men grazing on meadow grass than devouring each other in cities."
Meadow grass and wildflowers thrive in sandy soil, while a traditional lawn will require more preparation before it can be planted on the former pool site.
Pennsylvania American also is planting a low-maintenance meadow grass mix to reduce lawn-care needs and improve water runoff from the property, as well as adding a monarch butterfly habitat.As the company continues to grow its operations in Pennsylvania, Mitchell said the new property will give Pennsylvania American room to expand its workforce in the future.
The ration for treatment group was prepared as 20% chopped dry meadow grass + 80% concentrate calf starter feed I between the birth and 3-months of age; 30% chopped dry meadow grass + 70% concentrate calf starter feed II between 3 -6 months of age.
It's all about the here and now for them - they have no idea the meadow grass they're flattening and chomping is what we will make into hay that will sustain them through the winter.
You can also grow it on its own and it's beautiful in long meadow grass." AUTUMN ASTER: "Asters are so smart in summer.
Your lawn also has lots of different seeds that birds like, such as meadow grass, buttercup and dandelion.