bent grass

noun

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

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Recent Examples on the Web 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, "Charley Walters: Twins’ revival proving to be hit at box office," 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, SI.com, "FedEx St. Jude Classic Preview: History, Field, Odds, Predictions," 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, baltimoresun.com, "Piney Branch Golf Club," 7 June 2018 The lush bent grass and smooth surfaces make for an experience uncommonly associated with a city course. Brent Kennedy, baltimoresun.com, "Forest Park Golf Course," 18 May 2018 The greens themselves, comprised of bent grass, are arguably the best of any course the pros play all season. Daniel Rapaport, SI.com, "FORE Questions Masters Edition: What to Expect From Tiger, Sleepers to Keep an Eye On," 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, NOLA.com, "Which lawn grasses perform best in South Louisiana?," 21 Oct. 2017

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First Known Use of bent grass

1677, in the meaning defined above

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“Bent grass.” The Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster Inc., https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/bent%20grass. Accessed 15 December 2019.

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