pangola grass

noun

pan·​go·​la grass pan-ˈgō-lə- How to pronounce pangola grass (audio)
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: a rapid-growing perennial grass (Digitaria decumbens) of southern Africa that has been introduced into the southern U.S. as a pasture grass

Word History

Etymology

alteration of Pongola grass, from the Pongola River, South Africa

First Known Use

1948, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of pangola grass was in 1948

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“Pangola grass.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/pangola%20grass. Accessed 22 Jun. 2024.

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