galleta grass

galle·​ta grass
variants: or less commonly galleta \ gə(l)ˈy|etə , gīˈ| , |ātə \
plural -s

Definition of galleta grass

: either of two perennial forage grasses (Hilaria rigida and H.jamesii) used for hay in southwestern U.S. and Mexico

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History and Etymology for galleta grass

Spanish galleta hardtack, from French galette flat round cake of pastry, hardtack

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“Galleta grass.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 29 Oct. 2020.

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