cheatgrass

noun
cheat·​grass | \ ˈchēt-ˌgras How to pronounce cheatgrass (audio) \

Definition of cheatgrass

: an annual weedy Eurasian bromegrass (Bromus tectorum) naturalized in North America

Examples of cheatgrass in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Some common but non-native plants — including eucalyptus trees, cheatgrass and pernicious shrubs such as French and Scotch broom — burn more readily than native species. Matthew Brown And Christina Larson, SFChronicle.com, "As California thins forests to limit fire risk, some resist," 14 Dec. 2019 Some common but non-native plants — including eucalyptus trees, cheatgrass and pernicious shrubs such as French and Scotch broom — burn more readily than native species. Matthew Brown And Christina Larson, SFChronicle.com, "As California thins forests to limit fire risk, some resist," 14 Dec. 2019 Some common but non-native plants — including eucalyptus trees, cheatgrass and pernicious shrubs such as French and Scotch broom — burn more readily than native species. Matthew Brown And Christina Larson, SFChronicle.com, "As California thins forests to limit fire risk, some resist," 14 Dec. 2019 Some common but non-native plants — including eucalyptus trees, cheatgrass and pernicious shrubs such as French and Scotch broom — burn more readily than native species. Matthew Brown And Christina Larson, SFChronicle.com, "As California thins forests to limit fire risk, some resist," 14 Dec. 2019 Some common but non-native plants — including eucalyptus trees, cheatgrass and pernicious shrubs such as French and Scotch broom — burn more readily than native species. Matthew Brown And Christina Larson, SFChronicle.com, "As California thins forests to limit fire risk, some resist," 14 Dec. 2019 Some common but non-native plants — including eucalyptus trees, cheatgrass and pernicious shrubs such as French and Scotch broom — burn more readily than native species. Matthew Brown And Christina Larson, SFChronicle.com, "As California thins forests to limit fire risk, some resist," 14 Dec. 2019 Some common but non-native plants — including eucalyptus trees, cheatgrass and pernicious shrubs such as French and Scotch broom — burn more readily than native species. Matthew Brown And Christina Larson, SFChronicle.com, "As California thins forests to limit fire risk, some resist," 14 Dec. 2019 Some common but non-native plants — including eucalyptus trees, cheatgrass and pernicious shrubs such as French and Scotch broom — burn more readily than native species. Matthew Brown And Christina Larson, SFChronicle.com, "As California thins forests to limit fire risk, some resist," 14 Dec. 2019

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First Known Use of cheatgrass

1838, in the meaning defined above

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“Cheatgrass.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/cheatgrass. Accessed 5 Jul. 2020.

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