silk grass

noun

Definition of silk grass

  1. 1a :  a needlegrass (Stipa comata) b :  a mountain rice (Oryzopsis hymenoides) with long awns c Australia :  rough bent

  2. 2 :  any of several fiber plants especially of Agave or the related genus Nidularium (family Bromeliaceae)

  3. 3 :  any of several commercial fibers from plants of the family Bromeliaceae: such as a :  a fine flexible lustrous strong fiber obtained from the pineapple and used for textiles b :  a similar fiber from a karatas (Karatas plumieri)

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