fountain grass

noun

Definition of fountain grass

: any of several ornamental grasses (genus Pennisetum) having tufted stems and spikes of feathery flower clusters

Examples of fountain grass in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Purple fountain grass can be grown in the sun or shade, but the sunnier the planting site, the more intensely the maroon foliage is colored. Calvin Finch, San Antonio Express-News, 25 June 2021 When selecting plants, opt for a variety of shapes, textures, and sizes, like a structural fatsia with weeping cherry and fountain grass. Sunset Magazine, 19 Aug. 2020 When selecting plants, opt for a variety of shapes, textures, and sizes, like a structural fatsia with weeping cherry and fountain grass. Sunset Magazine, 19 Aug. 2020 When selecting plants, opt for a variety of shapes, textures, and sizes, like a structural fatsia with weeping cherry and fountain grass. Sunset Magazine, 19 Aug. 2020 When selecting plants, opt for a variety of shapes, textures, and sizes, like a structural fatsia with weeping cherry and fountain grass. Sunset Magazine, 19 Aug. 2020 When selecting plants, opt for a variety of shapes, textures, and sizes, like a structural fatsia with weeping cherry and fountain grass. Sunset Magazine, 19 Aug. 2020 The three most commonly found in the more than 6,100 data points collected by Desert Defenders are stinknet, fountain grass and Sahara mustard. Anton L. Delgado, The Arizona Republic, 13 Sep. 2020 When selecting plants, opt for a variety of shapes, textures, and sizes, like a structural fatsia with weeping cherry and fountain grass. Sunset Magazine, 19 Aug. 2020 See More

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First Known Use of fountain grass

1905, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of fountain grass was in 1905

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“Fountain grass.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/fountain%20grass. Accessed 22 May. 2022.

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