Definition of Shortgrass

1. Noun. Any of various grasses that are short and can tolerate drought conditions; common on the dry upland plains just east of the Rocky Mountains.

Exact synonyms: Short-grass
Generic synonyms: Grass

Definition of Shortgrass

1. Noun. The set of short, tough grasses that thrive in arid plains; often specifically the native grasses of the North American Great Plains ¹

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Shortgrass

shorter
shorter-lived
shorter-term
shortest
shortest-lived
shortest-term
shortfall
shortfalling
shortfallings
shortfalls
shortfin
shortfin mako
shortfins
shortgown
shortgowns
shorthair
shorthaired
shorthairs
shorthand
shorthand typist
shorthanded
shorthandedly
shorthands
shorthead
shortheads
shorthold
shorthorn
shorthorn sculpin
shorthorn sculpins

Literary usage of Shortgrass

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1. The Future of Arid Grasslands: Identifying Issues, Seeking Solutions edited by Barbara Tellman (1999)
"The research should provide resource managers with information that will allow them to predict the effects of prescribed burns on semi-arid shortgrass ..."

2. Ecosystem Disturbance and Wildlife Conservation in Western Grasslands: A edited by Deborah M. Finch (1998)
"VEGETATION RESPONSES TO FIRE All previous research on vegetation responses to fire in shortgrass prairie of the southern Great Plains is based on ..."

3. Vegetation Monitoring: An Annotated Bibliography edited by Caryl L. Elzinga, Angela G. Evenden (1998)
"... extrapolating site-level results from the Central Plains Experimental Range (CPER) Long-Term Ecological Research site to the shortgrass steppe region. ..."

4. Road Trip USA: Cross-Country Adventures on America's Two-Lane Highways by Jamie Jensen (2006)
"Just off the old road, take a look in the ever-expanding shortgrass Country Museum (hours vary; free), housed in the old Rock Island Line railroad depot at ..."

5. Biodiversity and the Management of the Madrean Archipelago: The Sky Islands edited by Leonard F. DeBano (1999)
"Long- term soil water dynamics in the shortgrass steppe. Ecology 73:1175-1181. Schlesinger, WH, PJ Fonteyn, and GM Marion. 1987. Soil moisture content and ..."

6. Ecology, Diversity and Sustainability of the Middle Rio Grande Basin edited by Deborah M. Finch, Joseph A. Tainter (1996)
"... basal cover of vegetation in the Mixed Grass or shortgrass Prairie (Plains-Mesa Grassland) decreased from around 80 percent to often less than 10 ..."

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