wheatgrass

noun
wheat·grass | \ˈhwēt-ˌgras, 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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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 The $100 starter kit comes with a 3 gallon tank, a water pump, gravel for the floor of the tank, grow stones for the planter tray, and packets of wheatgrass and radish seeds. Wired Staff, WIRED, "Step Up Your Gadget Game with This Month’s Coolest Gear," 31 Aug. 2017 At its headquarters in Irvine, Calif., Urban Produce grows baby kale, wheatgrass and other organic greens in neat rows on shelves stacked 25 high that rotate constantly, as if on a conveyor belt, around the floor of a windowless warehouse. Betsy Mckay, WSJ, "A Farm Grows in the City," 14 May 2017 The restaurant hopes to create a test plot for a perennial wheatgrass called Kernza and work with Chad Robertson, of San Francisco’s Tartine Bakery, to develop bread made from Kernza flour. Rebecca Flint Marx, WIRED, "You Ain’t Seen Sustainable Dining Until You’ve Eaten Here," 14 Sep. 2015

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1668, in the meaning defined above

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