capim gordura

noun

ca·​pim gor·​du·​ra
kə¦pim(ˌ)gȯrˈdu̇(ə)rə
: a hardy forage grass (Melinis minutiflora) much used in Brazil for fattening cattle and introduced into the southern U.S.

Word History

Etymology

Portuguese, literally, fatness grass

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“Capim gordura.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/capim%20gordura. Accessed 26 May. 2024.

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