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 (zoi′shə, -zhə, -sē-ə, -zē-ə)
Any of several creeping grasses of the genus Zoysia, native to Southeast Asia and Australasia and widely cultivated for lawns.

[New Latin Zoysia, genus name, after Karl von Zois zu Laubach (1756-1800?), Austrian botanist.]
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(Plants) any creeping perennial grass of the genus Zoysia, of warm dry regions, having short stiffly pointed leaves: often used for lawns
[C19: from New Latin, named after Karl von Zois (died 1800), German botanist]
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(ˈzɔɪ si ə, -ʃə, -ʒə)

n., pl. -si•as.
any low-growing grass of the genus Zoysia, esp. Z. matrella, widely used for lawns.
[1920–25; after Karl von Zois (d. 1800), German botanist]
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ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.zoysia - any of several creeping grasses of the genus Zoysiazoysia - any of several creeping grasses of the genus Zoysia
grass - narrow-leaved green herbage: grown as lawns; used as pasture for grazing animals; cut and dried as hay
genus Zoisia, genus Zoysia, Zoisia - lawn grasses native to southeastern Asia and New Zealand; grown especially in warm regions
Japanese carpet grass, Manila grass, Zoysia matrella - lawn grass common in the Philippines; grown also in United States
Japanese lawn grass, Korean lawn grass, Zoysia japonica - lawn grass common in China and Japan; grown also in United States
Korean velvet grass, mascarene grass, Zoysia tenuifolia - Asiatic creeping perennial grass; introduced in southern United States as a drought-resistant lawn grass
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GT Turf Works offers artificial turf in Rye, Kikuyu, Zoysia and Bermuda profiles.
All well and good but, the great majority of golf courses in our country use carabao grass on the fairways and zoysia matrella (commonly called Manila grass) on the greens and fairways.
The fee also funds land restoration costs such as the 2016 planting of 44,000 trees on a 140-acre tract once devoted to producing zoysia as part of the Winrock Grass Farm and now owned by CAW.
The grass here, called Zoysia, is thick and spongy, good for laying in on a summer's day and plucking a blade to whistle through.
It has zoysia grass fairways, juicy fairway rough, and large, bentgrass greens.
The soccer field in the stadium has now met the standards of FIFA (Federation of International Football Association) including the use of Zoysia matrella grass or known as Manila grass that is also being used at the 2018 World Cup Russia because it is considered the best.
A hiking path crossed the meadow and each side of the trail was covered with a 1-m wide band of Zoysia japonica.
The organic compost was prepared with dry leaves (mixture of leaves from Syzygium malaccense, Inga edulis, Mangifera indica and Zoysia japonica) and bovine manure at a ratio of 3:1 by volume.
Tees, fairways, and rough at Briggs are all zoysia, and greens are bent grass.
The selected plants are commonly used to protect the subgrade slopes of roads, and the four plants used in this study in geographical order from north to south are as follows: Setaria viridis, Eleusine indica, Zoysia japonica, and Carex leucochlora.
Adults are typically found feeding on warm-season turfgrasses such as bermudagrass (Cynodon species) and zoysiagrass (Zoysia species) (Poaceae).