turf·grass | \ˈtərf-ˌgras \

Definition of turfgrass 

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

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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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