wheatgrass
noun Date: 1668 any of a genus (Agropyron) of perennial grasses including some which are important pasture, hay, or turf grasses

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  • Wheatgrass — refers to the young grass of the common wheat plant, Triticum aestivum , that is freshly juiced or dried into powder for animal and human consumption. Both provide chlorophyll, amino acids, minerals, vitamins, and enzymes. Claims about wheatgrass …   Wikipedia

  • wheatgrass — noun a grass of the genus Agropyron • Syn: ↑wheat grass • Hypernyms: ↑grass • Hyponyms: ↑crested wheatgrass, ↑crested wheat grass, ↑fairway crested wheat grass, ↑ …   Useful english dictionary

  • wheatgrass — /hweet gras , grahs , weet /, n. any of several wheatlike grasses of the genus Agropyron, grown for forage in the western U.S. [1810 20; WHEAT + GRASS] * * * ▪ plant       (genus Agropyron), any of a number of species of wheatlike grasses in the… …   Universalium

  • wheatgrass — noun a) Young grass of the common wheat plant, Triticum aestivum, used freshly juiced or dried into powder for animal and human consumption. b) A grass of the genus Agropyron, commonly known as crested wheat grass …   Wiktionary

  • wheatgrass — wheat|grass [ wit,græs, hwit,græs ] noun uncount a young wheat plant often made into a juice that people drink to be healthy …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • wheatgrass — noun another term for couch2 …   English new terms dictionary

  • wheatgrass — UK [ˈwiːtˌɡrɑːs] / US [ˈwɪtˌɡræs] / US [ˈhwɪtˌɡræs] noun [uncountable] a young wheat plant often made into a juice that people drink to be healthy …   English dictionary

  • wheatgrass — [[t]ˈhwitˌgræs[/t]] [[t] ˌgrɑs[/t]] [[t]ˈwit[/t]] n. any of several plants of the genusAgropyron, grown in pastures for grazing and thought to have health benefits for humans: typically ground into powder and served in juice or similar drinks. •… …   From formal English to slang

  • Wheatgrass (disambiguation) — Wheatgrass may refer to:* Wheatgrass, grass, juice, tablet or powder of the young common wheat plant, grown for human consumption * Agropyron , a genus known as crested wheat grasses * Elymus , a genus of wild rye, sometimes called wheatgrass *… …   Wikipedia

  • wheatgrass juice — /ˈwitgras dʒus/ (say weetgrahs joohs) noun juice made from pulped wheat grass, claimed to have health giving and restorative properties …   Australian English dictionary

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