elephant grass

noun

Definition of elephant grass

1 : an Old World cattail (Typha elephantina) used especially in making baskets

Examples of elephant grass in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web In November 1965, journalist Joseph L. Galloway hitched a ride on an Army helicopter flying to the Ia Drang Valley, a rugged landscape of red dirt, brown elephant grass and truck-size termite mounds in the Central Highlands of South Vietnam. Washington Post, 18 Aug. 2021 Senegal native Sofi Seck weaves elephant grass and recycled plastic to create shopper baskets that delightfully hold fruit, trinkets, magazines, or provisions from the farmers’ market. Danielle Bernabe, Fortune, 3 July 2021 Other favorites of the 11 western lowland gorillas living at Walt Disney World include elephant grass grown in the park plus cherry tomatoes and fresh eggplant imported from The Land pavilion at Epcot. Dewayne Bevil, orlandosentinel.com, 24 Sep. 2019 Bressand spent three months with artisans in Ghana learning how to create sculptural baskets using a naturally golden straw from the savannah called elephant grass. Brooke Bobb, Vogue, 23 Jan. 2019 The promises of JFK’s New Frontier and LBJ’s Great Society seemed irretrievably lost in the humid jungles and sharp elephant grass of Southeast Asia. Jon Meacham, Time, 18 Jan. 2018 How easily could a farmer be persuaded to stop growing food and start cultivating elephant grass or willow trees? Sara Miller Llana, The Christian Science Monitor, 12 Dec. 2017 See More

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First Known Use of elephant grass

1832, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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“Elephant grass.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/elephant%20grass. Accessed 15 Aug. 2022.

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