zoysia
noun Etymology: New Latin, alteration of Zoisia, from Karl von Zois died 1799 Slovene botanist Date: 1924 any of a genus (Zoysia) of creeping perennial grasses of southeastern Asia and New Zealand having fine wiry leaves and including some suitable for lawn grasses especially in warm regions

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  • Zoysia — Zoysia …   Wikipédia en Français

  • zoysia — ☆ zoysia [zoi′sē ə, zoi′shə] n. [ModL, altered after Zoisia, so named after Karl von Zois, 18th c. Ger botanist ] any of a genus (Zoysia) of creeping, wiry grasses, often used for lawns, esp. in warm, dry regions …   English World dictionary

  • Zoysĭa — (Z. Willd.), Pflanzengattung aus der Familie der Gramincae Andropogoneae, 3. Kl. 2. Ordn. L.; Art: Z. pungens, in Malabar …   Pierer's Universal-Lexikon

  • Zoysia —   Zoysia …   Wikipedia Español

  • Zoysia — Ver texto Zoysia es un género de pastos nativos de China, Japón y otras partes del sudeste asiatico. El género fue nombrado en honor del botanico austriaco Karl von Zoys. ● Zoysia aristata Müll. Hal. ● Zoysia brownii Müll. Stuttg. ● Zoysia… …   Enciclopedia Universal

  • Zoysia — Zoysia …   Wikipédia en Français

  • Zoysia — Taxobox name = Zoysia image width = 240px regnum = Plantae divisio = Magnoliophyta classis = Liliopsida ordo = Poales familia = Poaceae genus = Zoysia genus authority = Willd. subdivision ranks = Species subdivision = See textZoysia is a genus of …   Wikipedia

  • zoysia — noun any of several creeping grasses of the genus Zoysia • Hypernyms: ↑grass • Hyponyms: ↑Manila grass, ↑Japanese carpet grass, ↑Zoysia matrella, ↑Korean lawn grass, ↑Japanese lawn grass, ↑ …   Useful english dictionary

  • zoysia — /zoy see euh, zee euh, sheuh, zheuh/, n. any of several low growing grasses of the genus Zoysia, esp. Z. matrella, native to tropical Asia and widely used for lawns. [1920 25; named after Karl von Zois (d. 1800), German botanist; see IA] * * * ▪… …   Universalium

  • zoysia — noun any of a genus (Zoysia) of creeping perennial grasses of southern Asia and New Zealand having fine wiry leaves and including some suitable for lawn grasses, especially in warm regions Syn: zoysiagrass …   Wiktionary

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