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napier grass

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noun na·pi·er grass \ˈnā-pē-ər-\

Definition of napier grass

  1. :  a tall stout African perennial grass (Pennisetum purpureum) that resembles sugarcane and is widely grown for forage —called also elephant grass



Origin of napier grass

Napier, town in South Africa


First Known Use: 1919


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