buffel grass

buf·​fel grass | \ ˈbəfəl- \

Definition of buffel grass

: an erect tussock-forming perennial bur grass (Pennisetum cenchroides) used especially in Australia and southern Africa for pasture and forage

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History and Etymology for buffel grass

partial translation of Afrikaans buffelgras, from buffel buffalo (from Middle Dutch, from Middle French buffle) + gras grass

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“Buffel grass.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/buffel%20grass. Accessed 30 Oct. 2020.

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