: a tall perennial rhizomatous grass (Scolochloa festucacea) that is widely distributed in wetlands and shallow water of northerly parts of the northern hemisphere and is a minor forage grass
: a grass of the genus Leptochloa
especially : an erect wiry perennial grass (L. dubia) of the southern U.S. and southward to Argentina that is locally important for forage and hay

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“Sprangletop.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/sprangletop. Accessed 20 Jun. 2024.

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