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1875, in the meaning defined above
Afrikaans rooigras, from rooi red + gras grass, from Middle Dutch; akin to Old High German gras grass
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“Rooigras.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/rooigras. Accessed 7 Jul. 2022.
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