napier grass
noun Etymology: Napier, town in South Africa Date: 1919 a tall stout African perennial grass (Pennisetum purpureum) that resembles sugarcane and is widely grown for forage — called also elephant grass

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  • Napier 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)

  • napier grass — ˈnāpēə(r) noun also napier or napier fodder Usage: often capitalized N Etymology: from Napier, town in Cape Province, Union of So. Africa : a tall stout perennial grass (Pennisetum purpureum) resembling sugarcane and first cultivated in Rhodes …   Useful english dictionary

  • napier grass — a tall, leafy grass, Pennisetum purpureum, native to Africa, grown as a forage plant. Also called elephant grass. [1910 15; after Napier, South Africa] * * * …   Universalium

  • napier grass — na′pi•er grass [[t]ˈneɪ pi ər[/t]] n. pln a tall, leafy, African grass, Pennisetum purpureum, grown for forage • Etymology: 1910–15; after Napier, South Africa …   From formal English to slang

  • thin Napier grass — gausiavarpė soruolė statusas T sritis vardynas apibrėžtis Miglinių šeimos pašarinis augalas (Pennisetum polystachion), paplitęs Afrikoje. atitikmenys: lot. Pennisetum polystachion angl. feather pennisetum; mission grass; thin Napier grass port.… …   Lithuanian dictionary (lietuvių žodynas)

  • Napier — may refer to: Contents 1 People 2 Places 2.1 Antarctica 2.2 …   Wikipedia

  • napier — 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)

  • napier fodder — noun see napier grass …   Useful english dictionary

  • Napier Boys' High School — Location Chambers Street, Napier, New Zealand Coordinates …   Wikipedia

  • Merker 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)

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