\ˈgra-sē \
grassier; grassiest

Definition of grassy 

1a : covered or abounding with grass grassy lawns

b : having a flavor or odor of grass grassy tea wine with a grassy bouquet

2 : resembling grass especially in color

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Benton pointed out the gunman, who was standing on a grassy slope, still holding a Ruger pistol. Frances Stead Sellers, Washington Post, "Two Oklahoma citizens killed an active shooter, and it's not as simple as it sounds," 13 July 2018 The goats’ cheese in the tart accentuates the asparagus-like grassy flavors in the wine. Carole Kotkin, miamiherald, "Puff pastry can be used in countless sweet and savory ways," 12 July 2018 Usually ticks populate wooded areas, but this year they are being spotted in backyards and at the grassy edges of gardens. Jennifer Walter, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, "The Tick App offers resources to identify, remove ticks as part of Lyme disease study," 3 July 2018 Milkevic’s black Nissan 370Z had hit a construction barrel and gone up the grassy swale on the west side of the highway. Anne Geggis,, "Man's shooting death on I-95 in Boca was likely random," 29 June 2018 The helicopter hit the ground onto its belly in a grassy area next to the expressway, Turner said. Amy Lieu, Fox News, "Medical helicopter crashes in Chicago, injuring 3 crew members, 1 patient," 8 July 2018 The men led police on a short pursuit, which Pickett joined, before stopping the car in a grassy area near the Indian Springs apartment complex in Lebanon. Holly V. Hays, Indianapolis Star, "Authorities charge 2 more men in death of Boone County Deputy Jacob Pickett," 11 July 2018 Attendees are asked to park in the grassy area indicated by the Acorn Adventure signs. Courant Community, "Community News For The Putnam-Killingly Edition," 10 July 2018 As the car slid across the apron and adjacent grassy areas, its left front was damaged, and its hood almost broke loose from the car. Mike Hembree, USA TODAY, "Erik Jones scores first career NASCAR Cup win in wreck fest at Daytona," 7 July 2018

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First Known Use of grassy

15th century, in the meaning defined at sense 1a

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\ˈgra-sē \
grassier; grassiest

Kids Definition of grassy

: like or covered with grass a grassy field

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