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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.]


(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]


(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]
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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Even the zoysia matrella that covers the tee boxes, fairways and rough, though indigenous had become problematic with a huge buildup of thatch.
Tees, fairways, and rough at Briggs are all zoysia, and greens are bent grass.
They had the local Zoysia on their greens and carabao grass on their fairways, which were maintained impeccably.
2005); these authors analyzed the use of landfill leachate in the cultivation of four plant species (Arachis repen, Paspalum notatum, Penniscetum setaceum and Zoysia japonica) with potential for recovering degraded areas, and observed that increasing concentrations of leachate diluted in water led to substantial yield reductions.
The effect of Ca chloride on growth, photosynthesis, and antioxidant responses of Zoysia japonica under drought conditions.
In another nod to the owner's desire for tranquility, a circular labyrinth, made of concrete and zoysia grass, lined with simple Parsons benches and enclosed by a hedge of Buddha belly bamboo, was installed near the downstairs glass massage room.
2-3), except in Zoysia tenuifolia Thiele, where they are clustered into groups of two or three (Marcum et al, 1998).
Zoysia Grass: This type of grass is not very common in Central Florida.
Zoysia fairways and bent grass greens, a large practice green and range, pro shop and full service restaurant help complete Cooper's Hawk's lineup of amenities.
Dear Henri: What procedure could I follow to prevent zoysia grass from growing through the sides of an asphalt driveway?
Augustine and Zoysia Grass are among the most popular grasses found in warm, southern climates.