Primary Meanings of grass

narrow-leaved green herbage: grown as lawns; used as pasture for grazing animals; cut and dried as hay
cover with grass
a police informer who implicates many people
give away information about somebody
street names for marijuana
shoot down, of birds
spread out clothes on the grass to let it dry and bleach
Full Definitions of grass

n narrow-leaved green herbage: grown as lawns; used as pasture for grazing animals; cut and dried as hay

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beach grass
tough grasses with strong roots that can grow on exposed sandy shores
bunch grass, bunchgrass
any of various grasses of many genera that grow in tufts or clumps rather than forming a sod or mat; chiefly of western United States
any of various grasses of moderate height which covered the undisturbed prairie in the United States; includes most of the forage grasses of the temperate zone
short-grass, shortgrass
any of various grasses that are short and can tolerate drought conditions; common on the dry upland plains just east of the Rocky Mountains
sword grass
any of various grasses or sedges having sword-shaped leaves with sharp edges
tall-grass, tallgrass
any of various grasses that are tall and that flourish with abundant moisture
lemon grass, lemongrass
a tropical grass native to India and Sri Lanka
Aegilops triuncalis, goat grass
European grass naturalized as a weed in North America; sharp-pointed seeds cause injury when eaten by livestock
wheat-grass, wheatgrass
a grass of the genus Agropyron
bent, bent grass, bent-grass
grass for pastures and lawns especially bowling and putting greens
broom grass
any of several grasses of the genus Andropogon; used in broom making
Arrhenatherum elatius, French rye, evergreen grass, false oat, tall meadow grass, tall oat grass
coarse perennial Eurasian grass resembling oat; found on roadside verges and rough grassland and in hay meadows; introduced in North America for forage
brome, bromegrass
any of various woodland and meadow grasses of the genus Bromus; native to temperate regions
grama, grama grass, gramma, gramma grass
pasture grass of plains of South America and western North America
Buchloe dactyloides, buffalo grass
short grass growing on dry plains of central United States (where buffalo roam)
reed grass
any of various tall perennial grasses of the genus Calamagrostis having feathery plumes; natives of marshland fens and wet woodlands of temperate northern hemisphere
bur grass, burgrass
a grass of the genus Cenchrus
Cenchrus tribuloides, field sandbur, sandbur, sandspur
grass of the eastern United States and tropical America having spikelets enclosed in prickly burs
finger grass
any grass of the genus Chloris; occurs in short grassland especially on waste ground or poor soils
Cortaderia selloana, pampas grass
tall perennial grass of pampas of South America having silvery plumes and growing in large dense clumps
Arundo richardii, Cortaderia richardii, plumed tussock, toe toe, toetoe
tall grass of New Zealand grown for plumelike flower heads
Bahama grass, Bermuda grass, Cynodon dactylon, devil grass, doob, kweek, scutch grass, star grass
trailing grass native to Europe now cosmopolitan in warm regions; used for lawns and pastures especially in southern United States and India
Cynodon plectostachyum, giant star grass
perennial grass having stems 3 to 4 feet high; used especially in Africa and India for pasture and hay
Dactylis glomerata, cocksfoot, cockspur, orchard grass
widely grown stout Old World hay and pasture grass
crab grass, crabgrass, finger grass
grasses with creeping stems that root freely; a pest in lawns
lyme grass
a grass of the genus Elymus
wild rye
any of several grasses of the genus Elymus
bay grass, love grass
any of various grasses of the genus Eragrostis; specially useful for forage and for the prevention of erosion
plume grass
a reedlike grass of the genus Erianthus having large plumes
Festuca elatior, fescue, fescue grass, meadow fescue
grass with wide flat leaves cultivated in Europe and America for permanent pasture and hay and for lawns
Festuca ovina, sheep fescue, sheep's fescue
cultivated for sheep pasturage in upland regions or used as a lawn grass
silver grass
of Australia and New Zealand
Holcus lanatus, Yorkshire fog, velvet grass
tall European perennial grass having a velvety stem; naturalized in United States and used for forage
Holcus mollis, creeping soft grass
European perennial grass with soft velvety foliage
rye grass, ryegrass
any of several annual or perennial Eurasian grasses
Muhlenbergia schreberi, nimble Will, nimblewill
slender branching American grass of some value for grazing in central United States
Paspalum dilatatum, dallis grass, dallisgrass, paspalum
tall tufted perennial tropical American grass naturalized as pasture and forage grass in southern United States
Bahia grass, Paspalum notatum
perennial tropical American grass used as pasture grass in arid areas of the Gulf States
Paspalum distichum, knotgrass
low-growing weedy grass with spikelets along the leaf stems
Pennisetum ruppelii, Pennisetum setaceum, fountain grass
tall perennial ornamental grass with long nodding flower plumes of tropical Africa and Asia
Pennistum villosum, feathertop, feathertop grass
northeastern tropical African plant having feathery panicles
Phalaris arundinacea, gardener's garters, lady's laces, reed canary grass, ribbon grass
perennial grass of marshy meadows and ditches having broad leaves; Europe and North America
Phalaris canariensis, birdseed grass, canary grass
Canary Islands grass; seeds used as feed for caged birds
Harding grass, Phalaris aquatica, Phalaris tuberosa, hardinggrass, toowomba canary grass
perennial grass of Australia and South Africa; introduced in North America as forage grass
Phleum pratense, herd's grass, timothy
grass with long cylindrical spikes grown in northern United States and Europe for hay
blue grass, bluegrass
any of various grasses of the genus Poa
meadow grass, meadowgrass
any of various grasses that thrive in the presence of abundant moisture
Saccharum bengalense, Saccharum munja, munj, munja
tough Asiatic grass whose culms are used for ropes and baskets
Andropogon furcatus, Andropogon gerardii, blue stem, bluestem
tall grass with smooth bluish leaf sheaths grown for hay in the United States
cord grass, cordgrass
any of several perennial grasses of the genus Spartina; some important as coastal soil binders
drop-seed, dropseed
a grass of the genus Sporobolus
rush grass, rush-grass
grass having wiry stems and sheathed panicles
St. Augustine grass, Stenotaphrum secundatum, buffalo grass
low mat-forming grass of southern United States and tropical America; grown as a lawn grass
cereal, cereal grass
grass whose starchy grains are used as food: wheat; rice; rye; oats; maize; buckwheat; millet
any of several creeping grasses of the genus Zoysia
Agropyron cristatum, crested wheat grass, crested wheatgrass, fairway crested wheat grass
Eurasian grass grown in United States great plains area for forage and erosion control
Agropyron repens, couch grass, dog grass, quack grass, quackgrass, quick grass, witch grass, witchgrass
European grass spreading rapidly by creeping rhizomes; naturalized in North America as a weed
Agropyron subsecundum, bearded wheatgrass
a wheatgrass with straight terminal awns on the flowering glumes
Agropyron smithii, bluestem wheatgrass, western wheatgrass
valuable forage grass of western United States
Agropyron intermedium, Elymus hispidus, intermediate wheatgrass
Asiatic grass introduced into United States rangelands for pasture and fodder
Agropyron pauciflorum, Agropyron trachycaulum, Elymus trachycaulos, slender wheatgrass
North American grass cultivated in western United States as excellent forage crop
Agrostis canina, Rhode Island bent, brown bent, dog bent, velvet bent, velvet bent grass
common grass with slender stems and narrow leaves
Agrostis nebulosa, cloud grass
Spanish grass with light feathery panicles grown for dried bouquets
Agrostis palustris, creeping bent, creeping bentgrass
common pasture or lawn grass spread by long runners
foxtail, foxtail grass
grasses of the genera Alopecurus and Setaria having dense silky or bristly brushlike flowering spikes
Andropogon virginicus, broom sedge
tall tufted grass of southeastern United States
annual grass of Europe and North Africa; grains used as food and fodder (referred to primarily in the plural: `oats')
Bromus inermis, awnless bromegrass
drought-resistant perennial with awns lacking or very short and long creeping rhizomes; Europe and temperate Asia
Bromus secalinus, cheat, chess
weedy annual native to Europe but widely distributed as a weed especially in wheat
Bromus tectorum, cheatgrass, downy brome, downy bromegrass, downy cheat, downy chess, drooping brome
annual or winter annual grass with softly hairy leaves of the Mediterranean
Bromus arvensis, field brome
annual grass of Europe and temperate Asia
Bromus japonicus, Japanese brome, Japanese chess
grass of Mediterranean and temperate Asia
Bouteloua gracilis, blue grama
a pasture grass of western North America
Bouteloua eriopoda, black grama
a pasture grass (especially of western coastal regions of North America)
Calamagrostis acutiflora, feather reed grass, feathertop
a variety of reed grass
Australian reed grass, Calamagrostic quadriseta
tall Australian reedlike grass sometimes used for hay
Cenchrus ciliaris, Pennisetum cenchroides, buffel grass
erect tussock-forming perennial bur grass used particularly in South Africa and Australia for pasture and forage
Chloris gayana, Rhodes grass
perennial grass of South Africa introduced into United States; cultivated as forage grass in dry regions
Chloris truncata, creeping windmill grass, star grass, windmill grass
perennial Australian grass having numerous long spikes arranged like the vanes of a windmill
Dactyloctenium aegypticum, Egyptian grass, crowfoot grass
a creeping grass with spikes like fingers
Digitaria ischaemum, smooth crabgrass
a weed
Digitaria sanguinalis, hairy finger grass, large crabgrass
a European forage grass grown for hay; a naturalized weed in United States
Elymus condensatus, Leymus condensatus, giant ryegrass
stout perennial grass of western North America
Elymus arenarius, European dune grass, Leymus arenaria, sea lyme grass
a dune grass of the Pacific seacoast used as a sand binder
Canada wild rye, Elymus canadensis
North American wild rye
Elymus caput-medusae, medusa's head
weedy rye grass having long bristling awns
Eragrostic abyssinica, Eragrostis tef, teff, teff grass
an African grass economically important as a cereal grass (yielding white flour of good quality) as well as for forage and hay
African love grass, Eragrostis curvula, weeping love grass
perennial South African grass having densely clumped flimsy stems; introduced into United States especially for erosion control
Erianthus ravennae, Ravenna grass, wool grass
grass often cultivated for its long white-ribbed leaves and large plumes resembling those of pampas grass
manna grass, sweet grass
any of several moisture-loving grasses of the genus Glyceria having sweet flavor or odor
cultivated since prehistoric times; grown for forage and grain
English ryegrass, Lolium perenne, perennial ryegrass
European perennial grass widely cultivated for pasture and hay and as a lawn grass
Italian rye, Italian ryegrass, Lolium multiflorum
European grass much used for hay and in United States also for turf and green manure
Lolium temulentum, bearded darnel, cheat, darnel, tare
weedy annual grass often occurs in grainfields and other cultivated land; seeds sometimes considered poisonous
annual or perennial rhizomatous marsh grasses; seed used for food; straw used for paper
rice grass, ricegrass
any grass of the genus Oryzopsis
Pennisetum Americanum, Pennisetum glaucum, bulrush millet, cattail millet, pearl millet
tall grass having cattail like spikes; grown in Africa and Asia for its grain and in the United States chiefly for forage; sometimes used in making beer
June grass, Kentucky blue, Kentucky bluegrass, Kentucy blue grass, Poa pratensis
valuable meadow and pasture grass in Europe and especially central United States having tall stalks and slender bright green leaves; a chief constituent in lawn grass mixtures
Agrostis alba, Poa nemoralis, wood meadowgrass
slender European grass of shady places; grown also in northeastern America and temperate Asia
Andropogon scoparius, Schizachyrium scoparium, broom beard grass, prairie grass, wire grass
handsome hardy North American grass with foliage turning pale bronze in autumn
Secale cereale, rye
hardy annual cereal grass widely cultivated in northern Europe where its grain is the chief ingredient of black bread and in North America for forage and soil improvement
any of various small-grained annual cereal and forage grasses of the genera Panicum, Echinochloa, Setaria, Sorghum, and Eleusine
Spartina cynosuroides, salt reed grass
tall reedlike grass common in salt meadows
Spartina pectinmata, freshwater cordgrass, prairie cordgrass, slough grass
North American cordgrass having leaves with dry membranous margins and glumes with long awns
Sporobolus poiretii, blackseed, carpet grass, smut grass
grass native to West Indies but common in southern United States having tufted wiry stems often infested with a dark fungus
Sporobolus cryptandrus, sand dropseed
erect smooth grass of sandy places in eastern North America
a cereal grass
annual or biennial grass having erect flower spikes and light brown grains
Indian corn, Zea mays, corn, maize
tall annual cereal grass bearing kernels on large ears: widely cultivated in America in many varieties; the principal cereal in Mexico and Central and South America since pre-Columbian times
(Great Britain) any of various cereal plants (especially the dominant crop of the region--wheat in Great Britain or oats in Scotland and Ireland)
Zizania aquatica, wild rice
perennial aquatic grass of North America bearing grain used for food
Japanese carpet grass, Manila grass, Zoysia matrella
lawn grass common in the Philippines; grown also in United States
Japanese lawn grass, Korean lawn grass, Zoysia japonica
lawn grass common in China and Japan; grown also in United States
Korean velvet grass, Zoysia tenuifolia, mascarene grass
Asiatic creeping perennial grass; introduced in southern United States as a drought-resistant lawn grass
Type of:
graminaceous plant, gramineous plant
cosmopolitan herbaceous or woody plants with hollow jointed stems and long narrow leaves

n bulky food like grass or hay for browsing or grazing horses or cattle

eatage, forage, pasturage, pasture
Type of:
coarse food (especially for livestock) composed of entire plants or the leaves and stalks of a cereal crop

v cover with grass

“The owners decided to grass their property”
Type of:
provide with a covering or cause to be covered

v cover with grass

grass over
Type of:
cover, spread over
form a cover over

v feed with grass

Type of:
crop, graze, pasture
let feed in a field or pasture or meadow

n a police informer who implicates many people

Type of:
betrayer, blabber, informer, rat, squealer
one who reveals confidential information in return for money

v give away information about somebody

betray, denounce, give away, rat, shop, snitch, stag, tell on
sell out
give information that compromises others
Type of:
impart knowledge of some fact, state or affairs, or event to

n street names for marijuana

Type of:
cannabis, ganja, marihuana, marijuana
the most commonly used illicit drug; considered a soft drug, it consists of the dried leaves of the hemp plant; smoked or chewed for euphoric effect

v shoot down, of birds

Type of:
hit, pip, shoot
hit with a missile from a weapon

v spread out clothes on the grass to let it dry and bleach

Type of:
open, spread, spread out, unfold
spread out or open from a closed or folded state

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