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 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, "Landmarks: Prairies in Markham offer a glimpse into the distant past, and new opportunity to connect with community," 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, "Your Ultimate Spring Gardening To-Do List for March and April," 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, "A D.I.Y. Duck Hunt on Public Land in New Mexico," 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, "Turning your lawn into a wildlife garden," 20 Apr. 2017

These example sentences are selected automatically from various online news sources to reflect current usage of the word 'bunchgrass.' Views expressed in the examples do not represent the opinion of Merriam-Webster or its editors. Send us feedback.

See More

First Known Use of bunchgrass

1836, in the meaning defined above

Keep scrolling for more

Learn More about bunchgrass

Time Traveler for bunchgrass

Time Traveler

The first known use of bunchgrass was in 1836

See more words from the same year

Statistics for bunchgrass

Cite this Entry

“Bunchgrass.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/bunchgrass. Accessed 2 Mar. 2021.

Style: MLA
MLA Chicago APA Merriam-Webster

Comments on bunchgrass

What made you want to look up bunchgrass? Please tell us where you read or heard it (including the quote, if possible).


Test Your Vocabulary

February 2021 Words of the Day Quiz

  • squirrel in winter
  • Which is a synonym of perdure?
True or False

Test your knowledge - and maybe learn something along the way.

Universal Daily Crossword

A daily challenge for crossword fanatics.

Love words? Need even more definitions?

Subscribe to America's largest dictionary and get thousands more definitions and advanced search—ad free!