grassier; grassiest
: covered or abounding with grass
grassy lawns
: having a flavor or odor of grass
grassy tea
wine with a grassy bouquet
: resembling grass especially in color

Example Sentences

Recent Examples on the Web Or would her extraordinary butter, with its subtle nutty, grassy flavors that changed with the seasons, simply disappear? Melissa Clark, New York Times, 10 June 2022 Hatch refers not to a chile type but the Southern New Mexican farming community some 40 miles up the road that yields the state’s most famous peppers—meaty and tangy with an almost grassy flavor and varying heat levels, depending on the variety. Maggie Hennessy, Bon Appétit, 1 Apr. 2022 What does matcha tea taste like? Matcha tea has a sweet, grassy flavor with a slightly bitter aftertaste. Amber Smith, Discover Magazine, 3 Mar. 2022 The celebration took place in a lush, grassy field with the aisle and dinner tables adorned with flowers. Naledi Ushe,, 5 Oct. 2021 Creamy on the inside and flaky on the exterior, this goat’s milk cheese pyramid gets a thin coating of blue mold halfway through its four-week aging period, giving it a very mild tang that lets the grassy flavors of the goat’s milk shine through. Washington Post, 8 Sep. 2021 Each piece reveals a cross-section of the stuffing — soft potatoes and a fresh Italian cow's milk cheese called stracchino, which enriches the bread with a kiss of grassy butter flavor. Andi Berlin, The Arizona Republic, 1 July 2021 Though the matcha costs extra, the grassy flavor worked surprisingly well with the pineapple. oregonlive, 13 Apr. 2021 The grassy meadows of our inland hills will take on spring color with checkerbloom, wild mustard, goldfields and purple owl’s clover scattered in the green fields. Ernie Cowan, San Diego Union-Tribune, 18 Feb. 2023 See More

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Word History

First Known Use

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

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The first known use of grassy was in the 15th century

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“Grassy.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 20 Mar. 2023.

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