: any of several pasture grasses (genus Bouteloua) of the western U.S.

Examples of grama in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Warm season buffalo, dog-tuff or blue grama grass can be mowed every 10 to 20 days (lucky you). • Betty Cahill, The Denver Post, 2 June 2017

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Word History


Spanish, from Latin gramina, plural of gramen grass

First Known Use

1828, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of grama was in 1828

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“Grama.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/grama. Accessed 23 May. 2024.

Kids Definition


: any of several pasture grasses of the western U.S.

called also grama grass

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