uva grass

\ ˈüvə- \

Definition of uva grass

: an ornamental tropical American grass (Gynerium sagittatum) reaching a height of 30 feet or more and having huge pale tan or cream-colored panicles resembling plumes

called also cana brava

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History and Etymology for uva grass

American Spanish, from Tupi ubá, uibá

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“Uva grass.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/uva%20grass. Accessed 24 May. 2020.

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