crested wheatgrass

noun

: either of two Eurasian grasses (Agropyron cristatum or A. desertorum synonym A. sibiricum) that are grown in the U.S. for forage and for erosion control

Word History

First Known Use

1923, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of crested wheatgrass was in 1923

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“Crested wheatgrass.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/crested%20wheatgrass. Accessed 2 Dec. 2022.

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