wire grass

noun

Definition of wire grass

: any of various grasses or rushes having wiry culms or leaves: such as
a : a Eurasian slender-stemmed meadow grass (Poa compressa) widely naturalized in the U.S. and Canada
b : any of several coarse grasses (genus Aristida) with a 3-awned lemma that grow extensively in open dry, sandy, or sterile areas especially of the southeastern and south-central U.S.

Examples of wire grass in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Across flat and empty fields of wire grass, the developers paved suburban streets and called them Old Waverly Court and Rolling Greene Drive. Margaret Talbot, The New Yorker, 11 Aug. 2021

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First Known Use of wire grass

1751, in the meaning defined above

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“Wire grass.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/wire%20grass. Accessed 29 Nov. 2021.

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