gama grass

noun

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

Word History

Etymology

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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“Gama grass.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/gama%20grass. Accessed 22 May. 2024.

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