zoysia

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noun zoy·sia \ ˈzȯi-shə , -zhə , -sē-ə , -zē-ə \

Definition of zoysia

:any of a genus (Zoysia) of creeping perennial grasses of southeastern Asia and New Zealand having fine wiry leaves and including some suitable for lawn grasses especially in warm regions

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Origin and Etymology of zoysia

New Latin, alteration of Zoisia, from Karl von Zois †1799 Slovene botanist


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