bunchgrass

noun
bunch·​grass | \ ˈbənch-ˌgras How to pronounce bunchgrass (audio) \

Definition of bunchgrass

: any of various grasses (as of the genus Andropogon) especially of the western U.S. that grow in tufts

Examples of bunchgrass in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web With an elevation of 2,340 feet, this trail sits within a 500-acre area filled with Ponderosa Pine, bunchgrass meadows wrapping around steep hillsides, and plenty of wildlife. Perri Ormont Blumberg, Travel + Leisure, 12 Mar. 2022 Not many will say grasses, let alone our native bunchgrass species. Los Angeles Times, 17 May 2021 So rather than tract housing, the prairies are home to rare and unusual plants and insects, such as the Acadian hairstreak, bunchgrass skipper and dusky wing butterflies. Paul Eisenberg, chicagotribune.com, 27 Sep. 2020 Divide crowded bunchgrasses by trimming the tops down, digging, and slicing through the root ball; replant and water deeply. Heather Arndt Anderson, Sunset Magazine, 16 Mar. 2020 Then, falling out of the Capitan Mountains, the world turned to bunchgrass, rocks and dirt, and busted windmills. T. Edward Nickens, Field & Stream, 10 Mar. 2020 Native bunchgrasses are good winter homes for beneficial insects such as ladybugs, and perennial flowering plants are food for pollinators and birds. Patrice Hanlon, The Mercury News, 20 Apr. 2017 See More

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First Known Use of bunchgrass

1836, in the meaning defined above

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“Bunchgrass.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/bunchgrass. Accessed 4 Jul. 2022.

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