Definition of switchgrass
: a tall North American panic grass (Panicum virgatum) that is used for hay and forage
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One of the leading companies exploring ethanol from biomass is Novozymes, which is developing an enzyme that turns corn stovers, wood chips, switchgrass and other agricultural waste into glucose sugar that can be converted into ethanol.
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Origin and Etymology of switchgrass
alteration of quitch (grass)
First Known Use: 1840See Words from the same year
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