wheatgrass

noun

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

Example Sentences

Recent Examples on the Web The duo has been digging into this matter for several years, and Wowsugi has sought to monitor the results of punk rock on growing wheatgrass. Washington Post, 4 Mar. 2022 Free of soy and processed vegan meats, this is my go-to spot to get wheatgrass shots, green juice, a raw vegan meal or something a little more filling. Rose Bruno Bailey, Chron, 2 Sep. 2021 There’s one Chaco style called Montana Pastures, which is a pastoral kind of green representing a bunch of wheatgrass, more of the plains area of Montana. Alex Frank, Rolling Stone, 30 June 2021 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, 18 Sep. 2020 True Leaf Market has non-GMO seed packets and kits to grow microgreens, wheatgrass and an indoor herb garden. oregonlive, 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, 9 Apr. 2020 But researchers have now found a protective gene in a wild relative called wheatgrass. Erik Stokstad, Science | AAAS, 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, 17 Dec. 2019 See More

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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 28 Jan. 2023.

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