tobosa grass

to·​bo·​sa grass | \ təˈbōsə- \

Definition of tobosa grass

: a coarse range grass (Hilaria mutica) that is an important forage plant on semiarid plains and hills of the southwestern U.S. and adjacent Mexico

Love words?

You must — there are over 200,000 words in our free online dictionary, but you are looking for one that’s only in the Merriam-Webster Unabridged Dictionary.

Start your free trial today and get unlimited access to America's largest dictionary, with:

  • More than 250,000 words that aren't in our free dictionary
  • Expanded definitions, etymologies, and usage notes
  • Advanced search features
  • Ad free!

History and Etymology for tobosa grass

perhaps after the Toboso Indians in northern Mexico, from Spanish, of American Indian origin

Keep scrolling for more

Learn More about tobosa grass

Statistics for tobosa grass

Cite this Entry

“Tobosa grass.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 26 Oct. 2020.

Comments on tobosa grass

What made you want to look up tobosa grass? Please tell us where you read or heard it (including the quote, if possible).


Test Your Vocabulary

Namesakes Word Quiz

  • a citrus fruit possibly named after a person
  • Which of the following is a fruit named after a Moroccan seaport?
Spell It

Can you spell these 10 commonly misspelled words?


Test Your Knowledge - and learn some interesting things along the way.

Love words? Need even more definitions?

Subscribe to America's largest dictionary and get thousands more definitions and advanced search—ad free!