tussock grass


Definition of tussock grass

: a grass or sedge that typically grows in tussocks

Examples of tussock grass in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Two days later, on January 25, Buma finds his tree: a snarl of branches poking through clumpy tussock grass. Craig Welch, National Geographic, "The tree at the bottom of the world—and the wind-blasted trek to find it," 7 July 2020 After the station closed in 1966, the reindeer grazed unmolested, devastating the island’s native plants, including the tussock grasses in which seabirds nest. Lucy Jakub, Harper's magazine, "A View to a Krill," 2 Mar. 2020

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First Known Use of tussock grass

1842, in the meaning defined above

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“Tussock grass.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/tussock%20grass. Accessed 1 Dec. 2020.

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