Sudan grass


Su·​dan grass sü-ˈdan- How to pronounce Sudan grass (audio)
: a vigorous tall-growing annual sorghum grass (Sorghum sudanense synonym S. vulgare sudanense) widely grown for hay and fodder

Examples of Sudan grass in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web The highway runs arrow-straight through the farmland, where tractors stir up clouds of dust and fields of alfalfa and Sudan grass sway in the breeze. Ian James, The Arizona Republic, 24 Dec. 2020

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Word History


the Sudan, region in Africa

First Known Use

1911, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of Sudan grass was in 1911

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“Sudan grass.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 1 Dec. 2023.

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