elephant grass
noun Date: 1832 1. an Old World cattail (Typha elephantina) used especially in making baskets 2. napier grass

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  • elephant grass — n. any of various tall grasses or grasslike plants; esp., a perennial, tropical grass (Pennisetum purpureum) native to Africa that is cultivated for fodder …   English World dictionary

  • elephant grass — noun 1. : an Old World cattail (Typha elephantina) ranging from southern Europe to the East Indies and having leaves that are used in making baskets and pollen that is used in India for making bread 2. : napier grass * * * ˈelephant grass 7… …   Useful english dictionary

  • Elephant Grass — The term Elephant grass may refer to the following grass species*The African Pennisetum purpureum (also Napier Grass or King Grass) in the genus Pennisetum *The southern Asian grass Saccharum ravennae (L.) L., Syn.: Erianthus ravennae (L.) P.… …   Wikipedia

  • elephant grass — dramblinė soruolė statusas T sritis vardynas apibrėžtis Miglinių šeimos dekoratyvinis, pašarinis augalas (Pennisetum purpureum), paplitęs Afrikoje. atitikmenys: lot. Pennisetum purpureum angl. elephant grass; Merker grass; Napier grass vok.… …   Lithuanian dictionary (lietuvių žodynas)

  • elephant-grass — didysis švendras statusas T sritis vardynas apibrėžtis Švendrinių šeimos vaistinis augalas (Typha elephantina), paplitęs Afrikoje, pietvakarių ir pietų Azijoje. atitikmenys: lot. Typha elephantina angl. cattail; elephant grass šaltinis… …   Lithuanian dictionary (lietuvių žodynas)

  • elephant grass — 1. See napier grass. 2. a cattail, Typha elephantina, of southern Asia, used for making rope and baskets. [1825 35] * * * …   Universalium

  • elephant grass — noun a very tall robust tropical African grass. [Pennisetum purpureum.] …   English new terms dictionary

  • elephant grass — el′ephant grass n. pln a cattail, Typha elephantina, of S Asia, used for making rope and baskets • Etymology: 1825–35 …   From formal English to slang

  • Elephant grass — Pennisetum (E) …   EthnoBotanical Dictionary

  • elephant — n. (pl. same or elephants) 1 the largest living land animal, of which two species survive, the larger African (Loxodonta africana) and the smaller Indian (Elephas maximus), both with a trunk and long curved ivory tusks. 2 a size of paper (711 x… …   Useful english dictionary

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