steekgras

noun steek·gras \ˈstēkˌgras\
variants: or

steekgrass

\ˈstēkˌgras\

Definition of steekgras

plural

-es

southern Africa

  1. :  a grass of the genus Aristida

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Origin and Etymology of steekgras

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 — more at stitch, grass


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