rooigras

noun

roo·​i·​gras
ˈrüēˌgras
variants or less commonly rooi grass
ˈrüē-
plural -es
: 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

Word History

Etymology

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

First Known Use

1875, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of rooigras was in 1875

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“Rooigras.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/rooigras. Accessed 27 May. 2024.

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