vegetation consisting of typically short plants with long, narrow leaves, growing wild or cultivated on lawns and pasture, and as a fodder crop
(b.1927), German novelist, poet, and dramatist; full name Günter Wilhelm Grass. Notable works: The Tin Drum (novel, 1959) and The Flounder (novel, 1977). He was awarded the 1999 Nobel Prize for Literature
a plant of the pea family which is cultivated as food for animals and humans, though excessive consumption can lead to lathyrism
each of a pair of devices resembling caterpillar tracks, worn on the feet for going down grass-covered slopes as if on skis
a wild grass which resembles the oat
marram grass, or any related grass of the genus Ammophila
a grass that grows in clumps
a tough wild grass of open land, sometimes growing as a weed among cereal crops and in pasture
West Indian term for lemon grass.
a large Chinese freshwater fish, farmed for food in SE Asia and introduced elsewhere to control the growth of vegetation in waterways
a tennis court with a surface of grass
the most basic level of an activity or organization
a skirt made of long grass and leaves fastened to a waistband, associated especially with female dancers from some Pacific islands
a common harmless Eurasian snake that typically has a yellowish band around the neck and is often found in or near water
another term for blackboy.
a woman whose husband is away often or for a prolonged period
a slender-stemmed grass of temperate and cool regions
a fragrant tropical grass which yields an oil that smells of lemon. It is widely used in Asian cooking and in perfumery and medicine
either of two coarse upland grasses found in Eurasia:
North American term for couch.
a tall sedge or grass with leaf blades that have sharp cutting edges
grass growing in salt marshes or in alkaline regions, especially Distichlis spicata (family Gramineae)
grass which is coarse, unpalatable, or of very low nutritional value
a Sudanese sorghum cultivated for fodder in dry regions of the US
a submerged aquatic plant of the frogbit family, with narrow grass-like leaves
a grass with tough wiry stems
a tough creeping grass that can become an invasive weed:
a creeping grass common in warmer parts of the world, used for lawns and pasture
any of a number of grasses, in particular:
a grass or sedge with compact rounded flowering heads
a tall grass of NW Africa and the Canary Islands, grown for its seeds which are fed to canaries and other caged finches
a sedge which typically grows on wet moorlands in the northern hemisphere, producing tufts of long white silky hairs which aid in the dispersal of the seeds
an Australian and New Zealand sedge with sharp-edged leaves or stems
a small parrot frequenting grassy country
a disease of livestock caused by magnesium deficiency, occurring especially when there is a change from indoor feeding to outdoor grazing
a coarse European grass of coastal sand dunes, binding the loose sand with its tough rhizomes
a perennial creeping grass which is used for fodder and lawns, and along roadside verges
North American term for cocksfoot.
a tall South American grass with silky flowering plumes, widely grown as a specimen lawn plant
a slender-stalked grass with oval or heart-shaped flower heads which tremble in the wind
another term for tape-grass.
a small cress-like European plant with fleshy tar-flavoured leaves, growing near the sea. It is rich in vitamin C and was formerly eaten, especially by sailors, to prevent scurvy
dialect term for asparagus.
a submerged marine flowering plant found in the Caribbean, with long grass-like leaves
a grass which grows in tussocks
a common pasture grass with soft downy leaves, native to Eurasia and naturalized in North America
a sweet-scented Eurasian grass which is sometimes grown as a meadow or hay grass