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any of several range grasses of short stature, as buffalo grass, prevalent in semiarid regions of the Great Plains.
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|Noun||1.||shortgrass - any of various grasses that are short and can tolerate drought conditions; common on the dry upland plains just east of the Rocky Mountains|
grass - narrow-leaved green herbage: grown as lawns; used as pasture for grazing animals; cut and dried as hay