Ripple grass
Ripple Rip"ple, n. 1. The fretting or dimpling of the surface, as of running water; little curling waves. [1913 Webster]

2. A little wave or undulation; a sound such as is made by little waves; as, a ripple of laughter. [1913 Webster]

{Ripple grass}. (Bot.) See {Ribwort}.

{Ripple marks}, a system of parallel ridges on sand, produced by wind, by the current of a steam, or by the agitation of wind waves; also (Geol.), a system of parallel ridges on the surface of a sandstone stratum. [1913 Webster]


The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

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  • ripple grass — Ribwort Rib wort , n. (Bot.) A species of plantain ({Plantago lanceolata}) with long, narrow, ribbed leaves; called also {rib grass}, {ripple grass}, {ribwort plantain}. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • ripple-grass — noun an Old World plantain with long narrow ribbed leaves widely established in temperate regions • Syn: ↑English plantain, ↑narrow leaved plantain, ↑ribgrass, ↑ribwort, ↑buckthorn, ↑Plantago lanceolata • Hypernyms: ↑ …   Useful english dictionary

  • ripple grass — noun : a ribgrass (Plantago lanceolata) …   Useful english dictionary

  • Ripple — Rip ple, n. 1. The fretting or dimpling of the surface, as of running water; little curling waves. [1913 Webster] 2. A little wave or undulation; a sound such as is made by little waves; as, a ripple of laughter. [1913 Webster] {Ripple grass}.… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Ripple marks — Ripple Rip ple, n. 1. The fretting or dimpling of the surface, as of running water; little curling waves. [1913 Webster] 2. A little wave or undulation; a sound such as is made by little waves; as, a ripple of laughter. [1913 Webster] {Ripple… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • ripple — ripple1 [rip′əl] vi. rippled, rippling [prob. < RIP1 + LE, sense 3] 1. a) to form or have little waves or undulating movements on the surface, as water or grass stirred by a breeze b) to flow with such wa …   English World dictionary

  • ripple — 1 verb 1 (I, T) to move in small waves, or to make something move in this way: Arnie s muscles rippled as he carried the huge crates. | Look how the breeze is rippling the long grass. 2 (intransitive always + adv/prep) to pass from one person to… …   Longman dictionary of contemporary English

  • rib grass — Ribwort Rib wort , n. (Bot.) A species of plantain ({Plantago lanceolata}) with long, narrow, ribbed leaves; called also {rib grass}, {ripple grass}, {ribwort plantain}. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Feather grass — Feather Feath er (f[e^][th] [ e]r), n. [OE. fether, AS. fe[eth]er; akin to D. veder, OHG. fedara, G. feder, Icel. fj[ o][eth]r, Sw. fj[ a]der, Dan. fj[ae]der, Gr. ptero n wing, feather, pe tesqai to fly, Skr. pattra wing, feather, pat to fly, and …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Plantago lanceolata — Ribwort Rib wort , n. (Bot.) A species of plantain ({Plantago lanceolata}) with long, narrow, ribbed leaves; called also {rib grass}, {ripple grass}, {ribwort plantain}. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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