wheat·​grass | \ ˈ(h)wēt-ˌgras How to pronounce wheatgrass (audio) \

Definition of wheatgrass

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

Examples of wheatgrass in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web After more than 20 years of breeding and working with a Eurasian wheatgrass that was primarily used for livestock forage, the Land Institute, a nonprofit research center in Kansas, developed Kernza. Greg Stanley, Star Tribune, "University of Minnesota leads project to boost yield, uses of crop that could cut water pollution," 18 Sep. 2020 True Leaf Market has non-GMO seed packets and kits to grow microgreens, wheatgrass and an indoor herb garden. oregonlive, "Kids, adults learn to grow vegetables at home with free online OSU courses," 7 May 2020 The gene originated in a benign fungus that lives inside wild grasses, then somehow slipped into the wheatgrass genome. Erik Stokstad, Science | AAAS, "How a gene from a grass-living fungus could save wheat crops worldwide," 9 Apr. 2020 But researchers have now found a protective gene in a wild relative called wheatgrass. Erik Stokstad, Science | AAAS, "How a gene from a grass-living fungus could save wheat crops worldwide," 9 Apr. 2020 The small, effervescent capsule contains eight essential greens — spinach, kale, spiraling, chlorella, barley grass, blue-green algae, aloe vera and wheatgrass — to give you a boost and a huge dose of vitamins C, B5, B6 and B12. Grace Gavilanes, PEOPLE.com, "21 Wellness, Fitness & Feel-Good Events and Products We're Loving Right Now," 17 Dec. 2019 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

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First Known Use of wheatgrass

1668, in the meaning defined above

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“Wheatgrass.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/wheatgrass. Accessed 20 Oct. 2020.

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