pampas grass

noun

pam·​pas grass ˈpam-pəz- How to pronounce pampas grass (audio)
-pəs-,
ˈpäm-
: a South American grass (Cortaderia selloana) often grown for ornament that has showy white panicles borne on tall stems

Example Sentences

Recent Examples on the Web Outside the primary bathroom is a privacy wall covered in pampas grass, clearly snapped before her Christmas tree installation was put in place. Natalia Senanayake, Peoplemag, 30 Nov. 2022 To keep pampas grass from falling apart, Makenzie sprayed it with hairspray. Deanna Kizis, Sunset Magazine, 26 Oct. 2022 Then add a ton of pampas grass for a little organic decor moment. Hadley Mendelsohn, House Beautiful, 7 Nov. 2022 Once the greenery was in, Makenzie added tufts of pampas grass. Deanna Kizis, Sunset Magazine, 26 Oct. 2022 The tea house will be decorated with a kimono display and ikebana arrangements with pampas grass and dango. Laura Latzko, The Arizona Republic, 3 Oct. 2022 Take a wedding in Kyoto which included an abundance of pampas grass, or a New York City affair at the Rainbow Room where the couple said their vows under an arch of moody Japanese maple leaves. Elise Taylor, Vogue, 16 Aug. 2022 Hough and Erbert, 27, announced their engagement on Instagram Thursday, showing that very transformation — their home was draped in white rose petals, pampas grass and white candles. Kelly Wynne, PEOPLE.com, 7 June 2022 Its pink, yellow, and purple flowers and pampas grass are intertwined with green leaves. Isabel Garcia, PEOPLE.com, 5 June 2022 See More

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Word History

First Known Use

circa 1851, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of pampas grass was circa 1851

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“Pampas grass.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/pampas%20grass. Accessed 8 Dec. 2022.

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