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 Within the center of the custom canopy (which was large enough to cover everyone in attendance) hung a sizeable installation of pampas grass serving as a non-traditional mandap. Shira Savada, Harper's BAZAAR, 21 June 2021 Pretty accents, like feathery pampas grass, are popping up more. Korin Miller, Forbes, 6 May 2021 Performing onstage at the Ryman Auditorium in Nashville, and surrounded by a field of pampas grass, the husband-and-wife country songwriters delivered the lyrics with all the intensity of a wedding vow. Jon Freeman, Rolling Stone, 19 Apr. 2021 The on-trend arrangement is composed of mini pampas, preserved razor ruscus, bunny tails, burgundy dollar eucalyptus, pampas grass and helichrysum italicum. Krystin Arneson, CNN Underscored, 26 Mar. 2021 Fill in holes and bare spots with cut flower bunches and additional sprigs of pampas grass. Sarah Martens, Better Homes & Gardens, 25 Feb. 2021 Most ornamental grasses, other than pampas grass and pink muhly grass, go dormant for the winter and turn brown. Dan Gill, NOLA.com, 16 Dec. 2020 Turn to pampas grass for a plume of feathery leaves that suits eclectic and traditional tastes alike. Alicia Chilton, Better Homes & Gardens, 31 Aug. 2020 The whimsical floral look coordinated with the rustic pampas grass used throughout the ceremony and in the bride’s bouquet. Ana Calderone, PEOPLE.com, 14 Nov. 2019

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First Known Use of pampas grass

circa 1851, in the meaning defined above

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2 Jul 2021

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“Pampas grass.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/pampas%20grass. Accessed 25 Jul. 2021.

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