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 Lyon said bent grass makes one of the most pet and kid friendly native grass lawns. Jeanette Marantos, Los Angeles Times, 30 Jan. 2024 But if your biggest interest is creating an ornamental lawn that’s a feast for the eyes, then look towards the sculptural, undulating bent grasses or fescues. Jeanette Marantos, Los Angeles Times, 30 Jan. 2024 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

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Word History

First Known Use

1677, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of bent grass was in 1677

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“Bent grass.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 21 May. 2024.

Kids Definition

bent grass

: any of a genus of stiff or velvety grasses that are used especially for pastures and lawns

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