wiry+grass

  • 1wiry — wirily, adv. wiriness, n. /wuyeur ee/, adj., wirier, wiriest. 1. made of wire. 2. in the form of wire. 3. resembling wire, as in form, stiffness, etc.: wiry grass. 4. lean and sinew: a wiry little person. 5. produced by or rese …

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  • 2wiry — /ˈwaɪəri / (say wuyuhree) adjective (wirier, wiriest) 1. made of wire. 2. in the form of wire. 3. resembling wire, as in form, stiffness, etc.: wiry grass. 4. lean and sinewy. 5. produced by or resembling the sound of a vibrating wire: wiry tones …

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  • 3grass tree — noun 1. any of several Australian evergreen perennials having short thick woody stems crowned by a tuft of grasslike foliage and yielding acaroid resins • Syn: ↑Australian grass tree • Hypernyms: ↑arborescent plant • Member Holonyms: ↑Xanthorroea …

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  • 4wiry — UK [ˈwaɪərɪ] / US [ˈwaɪrɪ] adjective Word forms wiry : adjective wiry comparative wirier superlative wiriest 1) a wiry person is thin but looks strong a short wiry little man 2) wiry hair or grass is stiff and rough …

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  • 5wiry — [[t]wa͟ɪ͟əri[/t]] 1) ADJ GRADED Someone who is wiry is rather thin but is also strong. His body is wiry and athletic. Syn: sinewy Ant: flabby 2) ADJ GRADED Something such as hair or grass that is wiry is stiff and rough to touch. Her wiry hair… …

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  • 6wiry — wir|y [ˈwaıəri US ˈwaıri] adj 1.) someone who is wiry is thin but has strong muscles 2.) wiry hair or grass is stiff and strong …

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  • 7wiry — wir|y [ waıri ] adjective 1. ) a wiry person is thin but looks strong 2. ) wiry hair or grass is stiff and rough ╾ wir|i|ness noun uncount …

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  • 8tufted hair grass — noun 1. : tussock grass a 2. : a slender wiry grass (Deschampsia caespitosa) of the north temperate zone …

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  • 9esparto grass — n. strong and wiry grass native to Southern Spain and Northern Africa which produces a fiber used in making paper and as cordage …

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  • 10wire grass — noun 1. handsome hardy North American grass with foliage turning pale bronze in autumn • Syn: ↑broom beard grass, ↑prairie grass, ↑Andropogon scoparius, ↑Schizachyrium scoparium • Hypernyms: ↑broom grass 2. coarse annual grass having fingerlike… …

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  • 11smut grass — noun grass native to West Indies but common in southern United States having tufted wiry stems often infested with a dark fungus • Syn: ↑blackseed, ↑carpet grass, ↑Sporobolus poiretii • Hypernyms: ↑dropseed, ↑drop seed • Member Holonyms: ↑ …

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  • 12rush grass — noun grass having wiry stems and sheathed panicles • Syn: ↑rush grass • Hypernyms: ↑grass • Member Holonyms: ↑Sporobolus, ↑genus Sporobolus * * * noun : a grass of the genus …

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  • 13carpet grass — noun grass native to West Indies but common in southern United States having tufted wiry stems often infested with a dark fungus • Syn: ↑smut grass, ↑blackseed, ↑Sporobolus poiretii • Hypernyms: ↑dropseed, ↑drop seed • Member Holonyms: ↑ …

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  • 14Korean lawn grass — noun lawn grass common in China and Japan; grown also in United States • Syn: ↑Japanese lawn grass, ↑Zoysia japonica • Hypernyms: ↑zoysia * * * noun Usage: usually capitalized K : an Asiatic grass (Zoisia japonica) used in China and Japan and… …

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  • 15Rush grass — Rush Rush, n. [OE. rusche, rische, resche, AS. risce, akin to LG. rusk, risch, D. & G. rusch; all probably fr. L. ruscum butcher s broom; akin to Goth. raus reed, G. rohr.] 1. (Bot.) A name given to many aquatic or marsh growing endogenous plants …

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  • 16rush-grass — noun grass having wiry stems and sheathed panicles • Syn: ↑rush grass • Hypernyms: ↑grass • Member Holonyms: ↑Sporobolus, ↑genus Sporobolus …

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  • 17wire grass — ☆ wire grass n. any of several grasses with wiry stems; esp. a European meadow grass (Poa compressa), naturalized in Canada and the U.S. * * * …

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  • 18Korean lawn grass — an Asiatic creeping grass, Zoysia japonica, used esp. in the southeastern U.S., having purplish spikelets and rootstalks that send up numerous tough, wiry shoots. Also called Japanese lawn grass. * * * …

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  • 19kerosene grass — /ˈkɛrəsin gras/ (say keruhseen grahs) noun any of various short lived native perennials of the genus, Aristida, especially bunched kerosene grass, A. contorta, having coarse, wiry stems, three awns and sparse leaf growth; plentiful on sandy soils …

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  • 20wire grass — ☆ wire grass n. any of several grasses with wiry stems; esp. a European meadow grass (Poa compressa), naturalized in Canada and the U.S …

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