pampas grass

noun
pam·pas grass | \ˈpam-pəz-, -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

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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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