rush-grass


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Noun1.rush-grass - grass having wiry stems and sheathed paniclesrush-grass - grass having wiry stems and sheathed panicles
grass - narrow-leaved green herbage: grown as lawns; used as pasture for grazing animals; cut and dried as hay
genus Sporobolus, Sporobolus - cosmopolitan annual and perennial grasses (as dropseed or rush grass)
References in classic literature ?
Late in the afternoon he followed a stream, milky with lime, which ran through sparse patches of rush-grass. Grasping these rushes firmly near the root, he pulled up what resembled a young onion- sprout no larger than a shingle-nail.
He felt his way through the wet snow to the watery muskeg berries, and went by feel as he pulled up the rush-grass by the roots.
He was compelled to pause for frequent rests, when he attacked the muskeg berries and rush-grass patches.