bent grass


Definition of bent grass

: any of a genus (Agrostis) of grasses including important chiefly perennial and rhizomatous pasture and lawn grasses with fine velvety or wiry herbage

Examples of bent grass in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web There are no obstacles to work around except for the slopes of the natural bent grass course. Tanya Wildt, Detroit Free Press, 12 May 2022 The other hot topic was the speed of the greens, converted from Bermuda to bent grass that year. USA Today, 8 Apr. 2021 Due to winter kill, Minneapolis Golf Club members have voted to close next month to redo the entire course with bent grass, eliminating the poa annua. Charley Walters, Twin Cities, 22 June 2019 The greens this week are Bermuda, which is grainier than the bent grass that makes up the Shinnecock putting surfaces. Daniel Rapaport,, 6 June 2018 One of the things that make the putting surfaces at Piney Branch unique is the significant amounts of poa annua mixed in with the bent grass. Brent Kennedy,, 7 June 2018 The lush bent grass and smooth surfaces make for an experience uncommonly associated with a city course. Brent Kennedy,, 18 May 2018 The greens themselves, comprised of bent grass, are arguably the best of any course the pros play all season. Daniel Rapaport,, 2 Apr. 2018 Grasses that do not do well here and won't generally survive summer include ryegrasses, bluegrasses, bent grasses and fescues. Dan Gill,, 21 Oct. 2017 See More

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First Known Use of bent grass

1677, in the meaning defined above

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“Bent grass.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 5 Jul. 2022.

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