Synonyms of 'Grasses'
barleyany of various erect annual temperate grasses of the genus Hordeum, esp H. vulgare, that have short leaves and dense bristly flower spikes and are widely cultivated for grain and forage Bermuda grassa widely distributed grass, Cynodon dactylon, with wiry creeping rootstocks and several purplish spikes of flowers arising from a single point: used for lawns, pasturage, binding sand dunes, etc blady grass, bladey grass, or kunai (Australian)a coarse leafy Australasian grass, Imperata cylindrica bluegrassany of several North American bluish-green grasses of the genus Poa, esp P. pratensis (Kentucky bluegrass), grown for forage buffalo grassa short grass, Buchloë dactyloides, growing on the dry plains of the central US buffel grassa pasture grass, Cenchrus ciliaris, native to Africa and India, introduced in N Australia cane grassany of several tall perennial hard-stemmed grasses, esp Eragrostis australasica, of inland swamps citronellaa tropical Asian grass, Cymbopogon (or Andropogon) nardus, with bluish-green lemon-scented leaves corkscrew grass (Australian)a variety of spear grass, Austrostipa scabra, native to Australia, having very fine foliage, an erect seed head, and awns that twist up the seed head: family Poaceae cotton grasscouch grass or (Austral.) quack grass, quick grass or quitch grassa grass, Agropyron repens, with a yellowish-white creeping underground stem by which it spreads quickly: a troublesome weed crab grassany of several coarse weedy grasses of the genus Digitaria, which grow in warm regions and tend to displace other grasses in lawns danthonia or wallaby grass (Australian)any of various grasses of the genus Danthonia, of N temperate regions and South America darnelany of several grasses of the genus Lolium, esp L. temulentum, that grow as weeds in grain fields in Europe and Asia elephant grassany of various stout tropical grasses or grasslike plants, esp Pennisetum purpureum, and Typha elephantina, a type of reed mace espartoany of various grasses, esp Stipa tenacissima of S Europe and N Africa, that yield a fibre used to make ropes, mats, etc fescueany grass of the genus Festuca: widely cultivated as pasture and lawn grasses, having stiff narrow leaves kangaroo grass (Australian)a tall widespread Australian grass, Themeda australis, which is highly palatable to cattle and is used for fodder maizea tall annual grass, Zea mays, cultivated for its yellow edible grains, which develop on a spike marram grassany of several grasses of the genus Ammophila, esp A. arenaria, that grow on sandy shores and can withstand drying: often planted to stabilize sand dunes milleta cereal grass, Setaria italica, cultivated for grain and animal fodder oatan erect annual grass, Avena sativa, grown in temperate regions for its edible seed pampas grassany of various large grasses of the South American genus Cortaderia and related genera, widely cultivated for their large feathery silver-coloured flower branches paspalumany of various grasses of the genus Paspalum of Australia and New Zealand having wide leaves reedany of various widely distributed tall grasses of the genus Phragmites, esp P. communis, that grow in swamps and shallow water and have jointed hollow stalks ricean erect grass, Oryza sativa, that grows in East Asia on wet ground and has drooping flower spikes and yellow oblong edible grains that become white when polished ryea tall hardy widely cultivated annual grass, Secale cereale, having soft bluish-green leaves, bristly flower spikes, and light brown grain rye-grassany of various grasses of the genus Lolium, esp L. perenne, native to Europe, N Africa, and Asia and widely cultivated as forage crops. They have a flattened flower spike and hairless leaves snowgrass (New Zealand)sorghumany grass of the Old World genus Sorghum, having solid stems, large flower heads, and glossy seeds: cultivated for grain, hay, and as a source of syrup spear grass (Australian)any of various native Australian grasses, esp of the genera Stipa or Heteropogon, with sharp-pointed seeds spinifexany of various coarse spiny-leaved inland grasses of the genus Triodia sugar canea coarse perennial grass, Saccharum officinarum, of Old World tropical regions, having tall stout canes that yield sugar: widely cultivated in tropical regions wheatany annual or biennial grass of the genus Triticum, native to the Mediterranean region and W Asia but widely cultivated, having erect flower spikes and light brown grains wild oatany of several temperate annual grasses of the genus Avena, esp A. fatua, that grow as weeds and have long bristles on their flower spikes wild ryeany of various perennial grasses of the N temperate genus Elymus, resembling cultivated rye in having paired bristly ears or spikes and flat leaves ▷ See grass
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Word List of Grasses from the Collins English Word Lists