What is Grass?

  • (verb): Cover with grass.
    Example: "The owners decided to grass their property"
    See also — Additional definitions below


Grasses, or more technically graminoids, are monocotyledonous, usually herbaceous plants with narrow leaves growing from the base. They include the "true grasses", of the Poaceae (or Gramineae) family, as well as the sedges (Cyperaceae) and the rushes (Juncaceae). The true grasses include cereals, bamboo and the grasses of lawns (turf) and grassland. Sedges include many wild marsh and grassland plants, and some cultivated ones such as water chestnut (Eleocharis dulcis) and papyrus sedge (Cyperus papyrus). Uses for graminoids include food (as grain, sprouted grain, shoots or rhizomes), drink (beer, whisky, vodka), pasture for livestock, thatch, paper, fuel, clothing, insulation, construction, sports turf, basket weaving and many others.

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Plains Pocket Mouse
... Some food found in their cheek pouches are seeds of needle grass (Stipa), bind weed, sandbur grass, a small bean (probably Astragulus), and sedge (Cyperus) ... Seeds of two species of pigeon grass, a few other grasses, and wild buckwheat have been found in their burrows ...
Echinochloa Crus-galli
... It is commonly known as Cockspur (or Cockspur Grass), Common Barnyard Grass, or simply "barnyard grass" (which may refer to any species of ...
Weapons Of Grass Destruction
... Weapons of Grass Destruction is the sixth full length album by American band Hayseed Dixie, released in 2007 ... The album's name continues the band's practice of adding the word grass to common phrases, in this case, weapons of mass destruction ...
... Brachyelytrum is a small grass genus that occurs in eastern North America and eastern Asia ... It is one of several grass species that displays this classic floristic disjunction pattern ... study has indicated that, within the grass family (Poaceae) Brachyleytrum is the sister-group of the subfamily Pooideae (the cool season grasses), a lineage that includes many of the world's major cereal crops ...
Grass - Gallery
... A sea of neatly cut grass surrounds the bunkers at Filton Golf Club, Bristol Tall grass growing wild at Lyme Park In some places, even small areas of ... These steps were built to access grass for animal feed ...

More definitions of "Grass":

  • (verb): Spread out clothes on the grass to let it dry and bleach.
  • (noun): Narrow-leaved green herbage: grown as lawns; used as pasture for grazing animals; cut and dried as hay.
  • (verb): Shoot down, of birds.
  • (verb): Feed with grass.

Famous quotes containing the word grass:

    They live everywhere
    on forest grass and water
    that they’ve taken for themselves
    and even then,
    the love of a buck and his doe
    ends only in death.
    Hla Stavhana (c. 50 A.D.)

    How lush and lusty the grass looks! How green!
    William Shakespeare (1564–1616)

    Melancholy has ceased to be an individual phenomenon, an exception. It has become the class privilege of the wage earner, a mass state of mind that finds its cause wherever life is governed by production quotas.
    —G√ľnther Grass (b. 1927)