gama grass

noun
\ ˈga-mə- How to pronounce gama grass (audio) \

Definition of gama grass

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

First Known Use of gama grass

1831, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for gama grass

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

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“Gama grass.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/gama%20grass. Accessed 12 May. 2021.

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