wheat·​grass | \ ˈhwēt-ˌgras How to pronounce wheatgrass (audio) , ˈwēt-\

Definition of wheatgrass

: any of a genus (Agropyron) of perennial grasses including some which are important pasture, hay, or turf grasses

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Like LT Burger's veggie burger, which has beets, brown rice, red pepper, quinoa, black beans and jalapeño, and topped with wheatgrass, tomato, onion, avocado and sprouts. Lisa Drayer, CNN, "They might be better for the planet, but are plant-based burgers good for you?," 9 Aug. 2019 With bottling, the spa could come to you, and so seltzer became the luxury-healing hybrid, like the 19th-century version of wheatgrass shots. Rachel Sugar, Vox, "How we stopped counting calories and learned to love Spindrift," 29 July 2019 Faridkot was a town marooned in a sea of wheatgrass. Paul Salopek, National Geographic, "A storyteller chronicles the mass migrations that define our age," 17 July 2019 For me, this included a LOT of effort trying to convince myself that every moment of misery (wheatgrass and Pilates classes just don't do it for me) was inspirational. Jes Baker, SELF, "Nope, I’m Not Trying to Lose Weight," 26 June 2018 An example: the bread, which is baked daily, is made from Kernza, a type of wheatgrass that has a carbon-capturing root system that’s good for the environment. Michael Bauer, San Francisco Chronicle, "The Perennial makes environmental activism taste good," 25 May 2018 Drinks: Detox with a glass of kale, wheatgrass and apple juice ($8) or opt for a cocktail like the Hemingway daiquiri made with rum, maraschino, grapefruit and lime ($13). Samantha Nelson, RedEye Chicago, "15 new Chicago brunches for fall," 5 Oct. 2017 Her conclusion was that the green tea was beneficial to the wheatgrass. Michael Walsh, Courant Community, "Teen Experiments To Find Prevention To Banana Extinction," 20 Sep. 2017 Greens proved to be the most beneficial, particularly the combination of spinach, spirulina, aloe vera, wheatgrass, blue-green algae, barley grass, chlorella, and kale, which is what her effervescent 8Greens tablet is made out of. Christina Liao, Vogue, "4 Healthy Recipes From American Model Turned British Aristocrat Dawn Russell," 13 Sep. 2017

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1668, in the meaning defined above

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