brome·​grass ˈbrōm-ˌgras How to pronounce bromegrass (audio)
variants or brome
plural bromegrasses or bromes
: any of a large genus (Bromus) of tall grasses often having drooping spikelets

Word History


New Latin Bromus, from Latin bromos oats, from Greek

First Known Use

circa 1762, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of bromegrass was circa 1762

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“Bromegrass.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 24 Apr. 2024.

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