steekgras

noun

steek·​gras
variants or steekgrass
ˈstēkˌgras
plural -es
southern Africa
: a grass of the genus Aristida

Word History

Etymology

Afrikaans steekgras, from steek prick, sting (from Middle Dutch steke) + gras grass, from Middle Dutch; akin to Old English stice stitch and to Old English græs grass

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“Steekgras.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/steekgras. Accessed 24 Jul. 2024.

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