wire grass


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wire grass

n
1. (Plants) any of various grasses, such as Bermuda grass, that have tough wiry roots or rhizomes

wire′ grass`


n.
a Eurasian meadow grass, Poa compressa, naturalized in North America, having creeping rootstocks and thin stems.
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Noun1.wire grass - handsome hardy North American grass with foliage turning pale bronze in autumnwire grass - handsome hardy North American grass with foliage turning pale bronze in autumn
broom grass - any of several grasses of the genus Andropogon; used in broom making
2.wire grass - coarse annual grass having fingerlike spikes of flowerswire grass - coarse annual grass having fingerlike spikes of flowers; native to Old World tropics; a naturalized weed elsewhere
Eleusine, genus Eleusine - annual and perennial grasses of savannas and upland grasslands
millet - any of various small-grained annual cereal and forage grasses of the genera Panicum, Echinochloa, Setaria, Sorghum, and Eleusine
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It appears also from the official records, that the trees were unexpectedly, some years afterwards, succeeded by a wire grass which spread over the whole surface.
Horton's eye in the sky also enabled him to distinguish Kissimmee grass and reed heads from the massive "hay fields" (wire grass) and other bass-friendly habitat.
"I'm so honoured to have my name on the trophy, just so grateful for everything."Wie seemed poised to win in style until she double-bogeyed the 16th hole after almost losing her ball in a thick clump of wire grass after a poor second shot.It took almost two minutes to locate the ball and she subsequently chose to take a penalty stroke, eventually sinking a five-foot putt to avoid dropping three shots."I definitely gave myself a heart attack when I couldn't find that ball," she said.
Sometimes they're going to be on soft, foot-printed loose sand and sometimes they'll be up against or underneath wire grass.
We move on, passing wild grapevines and straggly wire grass. Suddenly, a snort breaks the silence, and I jump, startled.