Bermuda grass


variants or bermudagrass
(ˌ)bər-ˈmyü-də-ˈgras How to pronounce Bermuda grass (audio)
 especially Southern  -ˈmü-də-
plural Bermuda grasses or bermudagrasses
: a creeping stoloniferous southern European grass (Cynodon dactylon) often used as a lawn and pasture grass

Examples of Bermuda grass in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Anthem Country Club, about 15 miles from the Las Vegas Strip, traded its original rye grass—which stays greener at cold temperatures—for Bermuda grass, which turns browner in the winter but requires less water. Daniel Rothberg, Smithsonian Magazine, 26 Mar. 2024 Oracle Park uses a base of dormant Bermuda grass interseeded with Kentucky Blue. Joan Morris, The Mercury News, 25 Mar. 2024 So despite the potential awkwardness of one M.L.S. team’s making money off its rivals, Mr. Beckerman asked Tom Braun, the Galaxy’s president of business operations, if the polo club, much of it lush Bermuda grass lawns, could be used. Ken Belson Alex Welsh, New York Times, 23 Feb. 2024 Formerly covered with Bermuda grass, the round site had been intended for an antenna tower, but that was erected elsewhere. Debbie Arrington, Sacramento Bee, 31 Jan. 2024 Ellis said he’s had some issues with tendrils of his old Bermuda grass trying to grow through. Jeanette Marantos, Los Angeles Times, 30 Jan. 2024 Many golf courses use drought-intolerant blends of Bermuda grass because of a popular perception that golfers would rather play on it - or, at least, that its bright green color is more attractive to nearby homeowners, industry experts say. Nick Aspinwall, Anchorage Daily News, 12 Sep. 2023 In Brian Bautista’s yard, upright showy penstemon, aromatic hummingbird sage, hardy toyon trees, and two types of milkweed — dramatic plants requiring little water — attract birds, butterflies and bees and flourish amid the Bermuda grass lawns. Lisa Boone, Los Angeles Times, 19 July 2023 Whether the shovel or a sod cutter is your preferred tool of choice, just know that lingering roots (especially if dealing with Bermuda grass) will make a spirited return if not tended to. Kristin Guy, Sunset Magazine, 2 Mar. 2023

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Word History

First Known Use

1803, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of Bermuda grass was in 1803

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“Bermuda grass.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 21 Apr. 2024.

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Bermuda grass

Ber·​mu·​da grass
: a trailing grass that is native to Europe and is used for lawns and pasture especially in the southern U.S.

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