mascarene grass

mas·​ca·​rene grass | \ ¦maskə¦rēn- \

Definition of mascarene grass

: an Asiatic creeping perennial grass (Zoysia tenuifolia) introduced into the southern U.S. as a drought-resistant turf grass that has threadlike capillary leaves and flowers in a narrow compressed spike

called also Korean velvet grass

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History and Etymology for mascarene grass

Mascarene islands, in the Indian ocean east of Madagascar

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“Mascarene grass.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 20 Oct. 2020.

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