noun roo·i·gras \ˈrüēˌgras\
variants: less commonly

rooi grass


Definition of rooigras



  1. :  an African veldt grass (Themeda triandra) that is valued for grazing and is represented by similar or identical grasses in parts of southern Asia and Australia — see kangaroo grass

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Origin and Etymology of rooigras

Afrikaans rooigras, from rooi red + gras grass, from Middle Dutch; akin to Old High German gras grass — more at grass

First Known Use: 1875

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to cast off or become cast off

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