meadow grass

noun

: any of various grasses (as of the genus Poa) that thrive in the presence of abundant moisture
especially : kentucky bluegrass

Examples of meadow grass in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Plant –Directly sow native wildflower and meadow grass seeds before the arrival of rain. Kristin Guy, Sunset Magazine, 18 Sep. 2023 The perfect scent for the seasonal transition, this candle melds notes of ginger, meadow grass and clementine, with sandalwood, nutmeg, and vanilla for a scent that's exactly like the first whiff of fall in the air. Lauren Hubbard, Town & Country, 7 Sep. 2023 For hotter climates, Blue Grama (Bouteloua gracilis) thrives as a meadow grass, with gorgeous green to grayish color and bobbing seed heads. Kristin Guy, Sunset Magazine, 9 Mar. 2023 The manatees and wallaby might need extra teeth to cope with their tough meals – meadow grass and ferns respectively, which both contain hard, abrasive silica crystals. Ed Yong, Discover Magazine, 11 Oct. 2011 Jonathan Feldman and Lisa Lougee felt a little sheepish about their lush lawn, which is spread out in a verdant carpet of meadow grass across the wide lot surrounding their 1911 Edwardian in the Richmond neighborhood of San Francisco. Sunset Magazine, 21 June 2022

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Word History

First Known Use

13th century, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of meadow grass was in the 13th century

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“Meadow grass.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/meadow%20grass. Accessed 21 Apr. 2024.

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