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 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, "Turning your lawn into a wildlife garden," 20 Apr. 2017

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First Known Use of bunchgrass

1836, in the meaning defined above

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“Bunchgrass.” The Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster Inc., https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/bunchgrass. Accessed 18 January 2020.

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