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noun zoy·sia \ˈzȯi-shə, -zhə, -sē-ə, -zē-ə\

Definition of zoysia

  1. :  any of a genus (Zoysia) of creeping perennial grasses of southeastern Asia and New Zealand having fine wiry leaves and including some suitable for lawn grasses especially in warm regions

Origin and Etymology of zoysia

New Latin, alteration of Zoisia, from Karl von Zois †1799 Slovene botanist

First Known Use: 1924

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