turfgrass

noun
turf·​grass | \ ˈtərf-ˌgras How to pronounce turfgrass (audio) \

Definition of turfgrass

: any of various grasses (such as Kentucky bluegrass or perennial ryegrass) grown to form turf

Examples of turfgrass in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web There’s a lot of disease showing up in the turfgrasses right now. Dallas News, "Blotches on your grass? Here’s how to heal a diseased lawn," 13 Apr. 2020 That’s why the guy at the end of a garden hose squirting his lawn is doing the turfgrass a big disservice. Neil Sperry, star-telegram, "Even gardening has its odds and ends. Here, random snippets of knowledge," 2 Feb. 2018 Choose only the best plants — trees, shrubs, turfgrass, flowers, fruit trees and vegetables. Neil Sperry, star-telegram, "Here, an expert's guide to help you maximize returns on time, expenses in gardening," 16 Feb. 2018 Orchardgrass grows faster and is lighter green than our turfgrasses. Dennis Patton, kansascity, "Read the label before you buy grass seed," 25 Aug. 2017 Lack of water and dry lawns encourages turfgrass mites, especially on south and southwest locations. Betty Cahill, The Denver Post, "Punch List: What to do in your Denver-area garden the first week of April," 31 Mar. 2017

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First Known Use of turfgrass

1962, in the meaning defined above

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21 Apr 2020

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“Turfgrass.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/turfgrass. Accessed 2 Jun. 2020.

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