Definition of Buffalo grass

1. Noun. Low mat-forming grass of southern United States and tropical America; grown as a lawn grass.

Exact synonyms: St. Augustine Grass, Stenotaphrum Secundatum
Generic synonyms: Grass
Group relationships: Genus Stenotaphrum, Stenotaphrum

2. Noun. Short grass growing on dry plains of central United States (where buffalo roam).
Exact synonyms: Buchloe Dactyloides
Generic synonyms: Grass
Group relationships: Buchloe, Genus Buchloe

Definition of Buffalo grass

1. Noun. Either of two distinct species of grass: ''Hierochloe odorata'', family ''Poaceae'', better known as sweetgrass; or ''Buchloe dactyloides'', used in place of regular lawngrass. ¹

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Buffalo Grass

buffalo berry
buffalo bur
buffalo carpet beetle
buffalo chip
buffalo clover
buffalo fish
buffalo gnat
buffalo gourd
buffalo hump
buffalo jump
buffalo jumps
buffalo neck
buffalo nut
buffalo robe
buffalo robes
buffalo soldier
buffalo soldiers
buffalo type
buffalo wing
buffalo wings

Literary usage of Buffalo grass

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1. Scientific Papers of Asa Gray by Asa Gray (1889)
"Some recent attempts which have been made in this direction we may hope to notice upon another occasion. THE BUFFALO-GRASS. THE Buffalo-Grass ..."

2. American Agriculturist (1844)
"... we think the buffalo-grass peculiarly adapted for lawns and ornamental grounds, in addition to its great value as a pasture for sheep and other animals. ..."

3. Science by American Association for the Advancement of Science (1901)
"In the background where the hills slope away to the horizon are great patches of dull red or purple, bordered by the silvery gray of the buffalo grass. ..."

4. My Life on the Plains: Or, Personal Experiences with Indians by George Armstrong Custer (1874)
"Nearly all graminivorous animals inhabiting the Plains, except the elk and some species of the deer, prefer the buffalo grass to that of the lowland; ..."

5. Sporting Adventures in the Far West by John Mortimer Murphy (1879)
"... state of domestication—Their stubborn character—Favourite habitat of the buffalo—Character of the buffalo grass—Sufferings of the animals in winter from ..."

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