tussock grass

noun

: a grass or sedge that typically grows in tussocks

Examples of tussock grass in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Indeed, signs of new life abound: Sprouts spring up from the bottom of shrubs and tufts of tussock grass bounce back in open areas. Rina Diane Caballar, Discover Magazine, 12 Nov. 2023 Two days later, on January 25, Buma finds his tree: a snarl of branches poking through clumpy tussock grass. Craig Welch, National Geographic, 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, 2 Mar. 2020

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Word History

First Known Use

1842, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of tussock grass was in 1842

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“Tussock grass.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/tussock%20grass. Accessed 18 Jul. 2024.

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