Indian grass


: a tall perennial North American grass (Sorghastrum nutans) with long flat leaves and narrow feathery golden-brown panicles

Examples of Indian grass in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web And micro-prairies that are routinely scoured by ice in the river to clear the way for native plants such as big bluestem and Indian grass. Peter Krouse, cleveland, 7 Feb. 2022 Academics program manager Jake Poinsett said that’s just in time to see the fall colors of Texas -- brown switch grass, yellow Indian grass and big blue stem, which this time of year is actually purple. Sharon Grigsby, Dallas News, 9 Oct. 2020

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Word History

First Known Use

1765, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of Indian grass was in 1765

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“Indian grass.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 14 Jul. 2024.

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