grama grass
Mesquite Mes*qui"te (m[e^]s*k[=e]"t[asl]), Mesquit Mes*quit" (m[e^]s*k[=e]t"), n. [Sp. mezquite; said to be a Mexican Indian word.] (Bot.) Aany of several small spiny trees or shrubs of the southwestern part of North America belonging to the genus {Prosopis} having small flowers in axillary cylindrical spikes followed by large sugar-rich pods, especially the {honey mesquite}, and {screw-pod mesquite}. [1913 Webster + WordNet 1.5]

{Honey mesquite}. See {Algaroba} (b) .

{Screw-pod mesquite}, a smaller tree ({Prosopis pubescens}), having spiral pods used as fodder and sometimes as food by the Indians.

{Mesquite grass}, a rich native grass in Western Texas ({Bouteloua oligostachya}, and other species); -- so called from its growing in company with the mesquite tree; -- called also {muskit grass}, {grama grass}. [1913 Webster]


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  • Grama grass — Gra ma grass [Sp. grama a sort of grass.] (Bot.) The name of several kinds of pasture grasses found in the Western United States, esp. the {Bouteloua oligostachya}. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • grama grass — noun pasture grass of plains of South America and western North America • Syn: ↑grama, ↑gramma, ↑gramma grass • Hypernyms: ↑grass • Hyponyms: ↑blue grama, ↑Bouteloua gracilis, ↑ …   Useful english dictionary

  • grama grass — /ˈgramə gras/ (say grahmuh grahs) noun any range grass of the western and south western US of the genus Bouteloua, as B. gracilis, the commonest species. {US (1820s), from Spanish grama grass, from Latin grāmen grass + grass1} …   Australian English dictionary

  • grama grass — (grama [grama] < Latin gramina grass[es] )    1) DARE: 1828. A grass of the genus Bouteloua, especially B. oligestachya.    Alternate forms: gramma, gramma grass, grammar grass, gramme grass.    Also called buffalo grass, mesquite grass.    2) …   Vocabulario Vaquero

  • grama grass — ▪ plant genus  (genus Bouteloua), any of about 50 species of annual or perennial forage grasses constituting a group within the family Poaceae, and native mostly to North America, with a few species in Central and South America. Grama grasses may …   Universalium

  • grama-grass cactus — plokščiadyglis standenis statusas T sritis vardynas apibrėžtis Kaktusinių šeimos augalas (Sclerocactus papyracanthus), paplitęs Naujojoje Meksikoje, Arizonoje ir Teksase. atitikmenys: lot. Sclerocactus papyracanthus angl. grama grass cactus;… …   Lithuanian dictionary (lietuvių žodynas)

  • blue grama grass — grakštusis striepsnenis statusas T sritis vardynas apibrėžtis Miglinių šeimos pašarinis augalas (Bouteloua gracilis), paplitęs Šiaurės Amerikoje. atitikmenys: lot. Bouteloua gracilis angl. blue grama; blue grama grass; eyelash grass isp.… …   Lithuanian dictionary (lietuvių žodynas)

  • tall grama grass — aukštasis striepsnenis statusas T sritis vardynas apibrėžtis Miglinių šeimos pašarinis augalas (Bouteloua curtipendula), paplitęs Šiaurės ir Pietų Amerikoje. atitikmenys: lot. Bouteloua curtipendula angl. side oats grama; tall grama grass isp.… …   Lithuanian dictionary (lietuvių žodynas)

  • Grass — Grass, n. [OE. gras, gres, gers, AS, gr[ae]s, g[ae]rs; akin to OFries. gres, gers, OS., D., G., Icel., & Goth. gras, Dan. gr[ae]s, Sw. gr[aum]s, and prob. to E. green, grow. Cf. {Graze}.] 1. Popularly: Herbage; the plants which constitute the… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Grass bass — Grass Grass, n. [OE. gras, gres, gers, AS, gr[ae]s, g[ae]rs; akin to OFries. gres, gers, OS., D., G., Icel., & Goth. gras, Dan. gr[ae]s, Sw. gr[aum]s, and prob. to E. green, grow. Cf. {Graze}.] 1. Popularly: Herbage; the plants which constitute… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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