pampas grass

noun pam·pas grass \ ˈpam-pəz- , -pəs- , ˈpäm- \
Updated on: 4 Jan 2018

Definition of pampas grass

: a South American grass (Cortaderia selloana) often grown for ornament that has showy white panicles borne on tall stems

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circa 1851


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