wheat·​grass ˈ(h)wēt-ˌgras How to pronounce wheatgrass (audio)
: 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 Wire together faux twigs and vines to form a handle, then add floral water vials to both sides of the basket to hold the tulips and tuck in faux wheatgrass. Sarah Martens, Better Homes & Gardens, 23 May 2024 Fast-forward 18 months and the bruised stuntman is single, depressed and working as a valet who regularly takes wheatgrass shots. Lovia Gyarkye, The Hollywood Reporter, 13 Mar. 2024 Brown crafted their lush perches by planting wheatgrass in julep cups two weeks before the party. Betsy Cribb Watson, Southern Living, 23 Feb. 2024 Ten days to two weeks before Easter, sprinkle wheatgrass seeds on top and water well. Mary Shannon Wells, Southern Living, 11 Mar. 2024 Drinks include ale, milk punch, spiced wines like dandelion wine, cocktails, teas like mint tea, wheatgrass and grapefruit juice. Jenna Prestininzi, Detroit Free Press, 26 Jan. 2024 Chamomile, Indian frankincense, and wheatgrass juice are some other botanical treatments that research has found to be safe and possibly beneficial among people with IBD. Markham Heid, TIME, 9 Feb. 2024 On paper, listening to a podcast about experimental toxicology may sound like drinking a green smoothie: neither as nutrient-forward as a shot of wheatgrass nor as decadent as a caramel macchiato. Vulture, 25 Oct. 2023 Sprinkle wheatgrass seeds over the soil and water well. Katherine Owen, Southern Living, 15 Sep. 2023

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Word History

First Known Use

1668, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of wheatgrass was in 1668

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“Wheatgrass.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/wheatgrass. Accessed 20 Jun. 2024.

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