guinea grass

noun

Definition of guinea grass

: a tall African forage grass (Panicum maximum) introduced into tropical America and the southern U.S.

Examples of guinea grass in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web The Lawa‘i solar and energy storage project on the island of Kauai employs 300 sheep to keep the invasive guinea grass from engulfing the solar panels that supply 11% of the island’s electricity. Noelle Swan, Scientific American, "Hawaii Wants to Lead the Renewable Revolution," 21 Sep. 2019

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First Known Use of guinea grass

1756, in the meaning defined above

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“Guinea grass.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/guinea%20grass. Accessed 24 Nov. 2020.

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