crested wheatgrass


: 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

Examples of crested wheatgrass in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Last year, a team found the skipper flying across crested wheatgrass, which is not native prairie. Amy R. Sisk, Star Tribune, 17 July 2021

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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.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 28 Feb. 2024.

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