spear grass
Poa Po"a, n. [NL., fr. Gr. ? grass.] (Bot.) A genus of grasses, including a great number of species, as the kinds called {meadow grass}, {Kentucky blue grass}, {June grass}, and {spear grass} (which see). [1913 Webster]

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  • Spear grass — Spear Spear, n. [OE. spere, AS. spere; akin to D. & G. speer, OS. & OHS. sper, Icel. spj[ o]r, pl., Dan. sp[ae]r, L. sparus.] 1. A long, pointed weapon, used in war and hunting, by thrusting or throwing; a weapon with a long shaft and a sharp… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Spear grass — is the common name of numerous herbaceous plants worldwide including:;Poaceae (grasses) Aristida spp. Heteropogon contortus Imperata cylindrica Poa spp. Stipa spp.; typically Stipa calamagrostis ;Apiaceae (umbellifers) Aciphylla spp …   Wikipedia

  • spear grass — n. any of several perennial grasses (genus Stipa) having hard, sharp pointed, bearded fruits …   English World dictionary

  • spear grass — noun 1. : any of numerous grasses having spear shaped inflorescences or stiff pointed leaves: as a. : couch grass b. : bent 2d c. : meadow grass …   Useful english dictionary

  • spear grass — kupstinė šlubnė statusas T sritis vardynas apibrėžtis Miglinių šeimos pašarinis augalas (Heteropogon contortus), paplitęs atogrąžose ir paatogrąžiuose. atitikmenys: lot. Heteropogon contortus angl. black spear grass; bunch spear grass; spear… …   Lithuanian dictionary (lietuvių žodynas)

  • spear grass — /ˈspɪə gras/ (say spear grahs) noun 1. a native, drought tolerant grass of the genus Stipa with narrow leaves, twisted awns, and seeds which are spear shaped and can cause damage to stock, as plains grass. 2. either of two native, perennial… …   Australian English dictionary

  • spear grass — any of various grasses, as a meadow grass or a bent grass, having lance shaped leaves or floral spikes. [1540 50] * * * …   Universalium

  • spear-grass — …   Useful english dictionary

  • black spear grass — kupstinė šlubnė statusas T sritis vardynas apibrėžtis Miglinių šeimos pašarinis augalas (Heteropogon contortus), paplitęs atogrąžose ir paatogrąžiuose. atitikmenys: lot. Heteropogon contortus angl. black spear grass; bunch spear grass; spear… …   Lithuanian dictionary (lietuvių žodynas)

  • bunch spear grass — kupstinė šlubnė statusas T sritis vardynas apibrėžtis Miglinių šeimos pašarinis augalas (Heteropogon contortus), paplitęs atogrąžose ir paatogrąžiuose. atitikmenys: lot. Heteropogon contortus angl. black spear grass; bunch spear grass; spear… …   Lithuanian dictionary (lietuvių žodynas)

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