\ ˈgra-mə How to pronounce grama (audio) \

Definition of grama

: 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, "Punch List: Things to do in the Colorado garden in the first week of June," 2 June 2017

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First Known Use of grama

1828, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for grama

Spanish, from Latin gramina, plural of gramen grass

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“Grama.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 5 Jul. 2020.

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