dronkgrass

noun

dronk·​grass
ˈdräŋk+ˌ-
: a southern African grass (Melica decumbens) the eating of which causes cattle to become semidelirious

Word History

Etymology

Afrikaans dronkgras, literally, intoxication grass, from dronk- intoxication (from dronken drunk, from Middle Dutch) + gras grass; akin to Old High German gras

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“Dronkgrass.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/dronkgrass. Accessed 21 Apr. 2024.

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