ryegrass
noun Date: 1712 any of several grasses (genus Lolium); especially either of two grasses (L. perenne and L. multiflorum) that are used as lawn and pasture grasses and as cover crops

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  • ryegrass — ► NOUN ▪ a grass used for fodder and lawns. ORIGIN alteration of obsolete ray grass, of unknown origin …   English terms dictionary

  • ryegrass — [rī′gras΄, rī′gräs΄] n. any of a genus (Lolium) of annual or short lived perennial grasses, often grown for lawns or as forage …   English World dictionary

  • Ryegrass — Taxobox name = Ryegrass image width = 250px image caption = Perennial Ryegrass ( Lolium perenne ) regnum = Plantae divisio = Magnoliophyta classis = Liliopsida ordo = Poales familia = Poaceae genus = Lolium genus authority = L. subdivision ranks …   Wikipedia

  • ryegrass — /ruy gras , grahs /, n. any of several European grasses of the genus Lolium, as L. perenne (perennial ryegrass), grown for forage in the U.S. [1740 50; RYE1 + GRASS] * * * ▪ plant       any of about 10 species constituting the genus Lolium… …   Universalium

  • ryegrass — noun a) Any of several species of tufted grasses of the genus, Lolium. Perennial ryegrass is an important species for lawn seed mixes. b) A collection of plants of any of the species, as in a lawn or field. He seeded the meadow with ryegrass to… …   Wiktionary

  • ryegrass — rye|grass [ˈraıgra:s US græs] n [U] a type of grass that is grown as food for animals …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • ryegrass — see rye grass …   English dictionary

  • ryegrass — noun a grass used for fodder and lawns. [Genus Lolium: several species, in particular L. perenne.] Origin C18: alt. of obs. ray grass, of unknown origin …   English new terms dictionary

  • ryegrass — noun (U) a type of grass that is grown as food for animals …   Longman dictionary of contemporary English

  • ryegrass — UK [ˈraɪˌɡrɑːs] / US [ˈraɪˌɡrɑs] noun [uncountable] a type of grass that is used for feeding animals …   English dictionary

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