Rhodes grass

noun

: an African perennial grass (Chloris gayana) widely cultivated as a forage grass especially in dry regions

Word History

Etymology

after Cecil J. rhodes

First Known Use

1903, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of Rhodes grass was in 1903

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“Rhodes grass.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Rhodes%20grass. Accessed 8 Feb. 2023.

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