gama grass


: a tall coarse American grass (Tripsacum dactyloides) valuable for forage

Word History


perhaps altered from grama (or from its source, Spanish grama)

First Known Use

1831, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of gama grass was in 1831

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Cite this Entry

“Gama grass.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 22 May. 2024.

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