tussock grass
noun Date: 1842 a grass or sedge that typically grows in tussocks

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  • Tussock (grass) — Tussock, referred to as bunch grass in some countries, is the common name for a number of grass species.There are numerous species of bunch grass with the word tussock in their common names including:Australia*Serrated tussock, introduced from… …   Wikipedia

  • Tussock grass — Tussock Tus sock, n. [From {Tuz}.] [Written also {tussuck}.] 1. A tuft, as of grass, twigs, hair, or the like; especially, a dense tuft or bunch of grass or sedge. [1913 Webster] Such laying of the hair in tussocks and tufts. Latimer. [1913… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • tussock grass — kupstinė šluotsmilgė statusas T sritis vardynas apibrėžtis Miglinių šeimos pašarinis augalas (Deschampsia cespitosa), paplitęs Europoje, Azijoje, Šiaurės Amerikoje ir šiaurės Afrikoje. atitikmenys: lot. Deschampsia cespitosa angl. tufted hair… …   Lithuanian dictionary (lietuvių žodynas)

  • tussock grass — noun : any of various grasses or sedges that typically grow in tussocks: as a. : a tall stout cespitose grass (Poa flabellata) valuable for fodder introduced into Scotland from the Falkland islands b. : an Australian grass (Poa caespitosa) c. :… …   Useful english dictionary

  • tussock grass — noun a coarse grass which grows in tussocks. [Deschampsia cespitosa and other species.] …   English new terms dictionary

  • tussock grass — tus′sock grass n. pln any of various grasses that grow in tuftlike clumps …   From formal English to slang

  • tussock grass — any of various grasses that grow in tuftlike clumps. [1835 45] * * * …   Universalium

  • tussock-grass — …   Useful english dictionary

  • Tussock — Tus sock, n. [From {Tuz}.] [Written also {tussuck}.] 1. A tuft, as of grass, twigs, hair, or the like; especially, a dense tuft or bunch of grass or sedge. [1913 Webster] Such laying of the hair in tussocks and tufts. Latimer. [1913 Webster] 2.… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • tussock caterpillar — Tussock Tus sock, n. [From {Tuz}.] [Written also {tussuck}.] 1. A tuft, as of grass, twigs, hair, or the like; especially, a dense tuft or bunch of grass or sedge. [1913 Webster] Such laying of the hair in tussocks and tufts. Latimer. [1913… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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