pampas grass

noun
pam·​pas grass | \ ˈpam-pəz- How to pronounce pampas grass (audio) , -pəs-, ˈpäm- \

Definition of pampas grass

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

Examples of pampas grass in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web The whimsical floral look coordinated with the rustic pampas grass used throughout the ceremony and in the bride’s bouquet. Ana Calderone, PEOPLE.com, "Top Chef Alum Marcel Vigneron Marries Lauren Rae Levy: All the Delicious Wedding Details," 14 Nov. 2019 Substitute our dyed ferns with pampas grass for a modern feel. Sara Rodrigues, House Beautiful, "Watch Spray-Painted Ferns Turn a Christmas Wreath into a Centerpiece Year-Round," 12 Dec. 2019 Plans also include removing invasive plants, including artichoke thistle, pampas grass and ice plant, on about four acres of the preserve and replacing them with native vegetation such as Dudleya multicaulis, a perennial succulent. Lilly Nguyen, Daily Pilot, "Coastal Commission OKs habitat restoration plan for Laguna Beach preserve that will close unauthorized trail," 12 Sep. 2019 Guests sat on benches next to an aisle lined with pampas grass and light pink flowers. Alexandra Macon, Vogue, "Funk Musician Adeline Wore a Vintage Silk Dress Down the Aisle During Golden Hour in Provence," 6 June 2019 The pampas grass at the roadside read only 2 or 3 micros. Aaron Gilbreath, Longreads, "As Innocuous as Plant No. 1," 10 Apr. 2018 The wounded half-cylinder of the hatchery gaped open high above the pampas grass. Aaron Gilbreath, Longreads, "As Innocuous as Plant No. 1," 10 Apr. 2018 Cut back ornamental grasses: Most ornamental grasses, other than pampas grass, go dormant for the winter and turn brown. NOLA.com, "This week's gardening tips: harvest broccoli, cut back ornamental grasses," 23 Dec. 2017 Guests enter through a makeshift closet, happen on a life-sized Queen of Narnia — the white witch who banishes Christmas, turning Narnia’s creatures to stone — and encounter a swan and a unicorn made of pampas grass, among other elaborate props. Jonathan M. Pitts, baltimoresun.com, "Red, green and gleaming glass: Poinsettias still a holiday highlight in Baltimore's Druid Hill Park," 22 Dec. 2017

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circa 1851, in the meaning defined above

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“Pampas grass.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/pampas%20grass. Accessed 8 Aug. 2020.

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