napier grass

na·​pi·​er grass | \ ˈnā-pē-ər- How to pronounce napier grass (audio) \

Definition of napier grass

: a tall stout African perennial grass (Pennisetum purpureum) that resembles sugarcane and is widely grown for forage

called also elephant grass

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Recent Examples on the Web Black Stockings napier grass is the newest Texas Superstar plant. Calvin Finch, San Antonio Express-News, 25 June 2021

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First Known Use of napier grass

1919, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for napier grass

Napier, town in South Africa

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“Napier grass.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 25 Oct. 2021.

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