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 Paul Ruprecht, Oregon-Nevada director for Western Watersheds Project, said the work likely will spread invasive weeds, including fire-prone cheatgrass. Scott Sonner, Star Tribune, 13 Jan. 2021 Paul Ruprecht, Oregon-Nevada director for Western Watersheds Project, said the work likely will spread invasive weeds, including fire-prone cheatgrass. Scott Sonner, Star Tribune, 13 Jan. 2021 Paul Ruprecht, Oregon-Nevada director for Western Watersheds Project, said the work likely will spread invasive weeds, including fire-prone cheatgrass. Scott Sonner, Star Tribune, 13 Jan. 2021 This unit already deploys to Utah once or twice a year to apply herbicides needed to knock back invasive cheatgrass on the military’s 1.7 million-acre Utah Test and Training Range in the West Desert. Brian Maffly, The Salt Lake Tribune, 8 Mar. 2021 Paul Ruprecht, Oregon-Nevada director for Western Watersheds Project, said the work likely will spread invasive weeds, including fire-prone cheatgrass. Scott Sonner, Star Tribune, 13 Jan. 2021 Paul Ruprecht, Oregon-Nevada director for Western Watersheds Project, said the work likely will spread invasive weeds, including fire-prone cheatgrass. Scott Sonner, Star Tribune, 13 Jan. 2021 Experts say the blazes have mainly been driven by cheatgrass, an invasive species that relies on fire to spread to new areas while killing native plants, including sagebrush on which sage grouse depend. oregonlive, 28 Nov. 2020 Paul Ruprecht, Oregon-Nevada director for Western Watersheds Project, said the work likely will spread invasive weeds, including fire-prone cheatgrass. The Salt Lake Tribune, 14 Jan. 2021

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First Known Use of cheatgrass

1838, in the meaning defined above

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7 Jun 2021

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“Cheatgrass.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/cheatgrass. Accessed 20 Jun. 2021.

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