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aftergrass the grass that grows after the first crop has been mown; aftermath.
alang (Malay) a coarse grass of the Malay peninsula.
alfa (Arabic) a N. African esparto grass.
alfalfa (Arabic) a kind of cereal grass.
amelcorn (Ger.) a variety of wheat from which starch is produced.
arrowgrass a grass of a genus of marsh plants whose burst capsule is like an arrowhead.
bajra (Hindi) in the Indian subcontinent, pearl millet or a similar grain.
bajree (Hindi) in the Indian subcontinent, pearl millet or a similar grain.
bajri (Hindi) in the Indian subcontinent, pearl millet or a similar grain.
bamboo (Malay) a tropical grass.
barley a cereal grass.
bennet a dry grass stalk.
bent a stiff wiry grass.
bentgrass a variety of grass.
benty like bent, a stiff, wiry grass.
bere barley, esp the six-rowed barley.
bigg four-rowed barley.
blady as in blady grass, a coarse Australian grass.
bluestem a kind of prairie grass.
brome a kind of grass, resembling oats.
bromegrass a kind of grass resembling oats.
broomcorn a kind of millet of whose stalks brooms are made.
buffel as in buffel grass, grass used for pasture in Africa etc. No -S.
bullrush an aquatic plant, reed-mace.
bulrush an aquatic plant, reed-mace.
bunchgrass a kind of W. American grass, that grows in clumps.
cannach (Scots) a cotton-grass.
carex (Lat.) a genus of plants, the sedges.
chufa (Spanish) a sedgelike plant producing edible tubers, native about the Mediterranean.
clubrush any sedge of the genus Scirpus.
cocksfoot a type of grass.
cogon a kind of fast-growing Asian grass.
cordgrass a grass of the genus Spartina found in salt-marshes.
crabgrass a type of grass.
cutgrass a kind of swamp grass.
danthonia a tufted grass native to Australia and New Zealand.
dari (Arabic) Indian millet.
darnel a species of ryegrass.
deergrass a type of grass.
dhoora (Arabic) Indian millet.
dhourra (Arabic) Indian millet.
dhurra (Arabic) Indian millet.
diss an Algerian grass; (verb) to disrespect.
dogstail a grass with spiky flowerheads.
dogtail a grass with spiky flowerheads.
doob (Hindi) dog's tooth grass, prized as food for cattle.
doura (Arabic) Indian millet.
dourah (Arabic) Indian millet.
dropseed a type of grass.
dura (Arabic) Indian millet.
durr (Arabic) Indian millet.
durra (Arabic) Indian millet.
durum (Lat.) a strain of wheat, aka macaroni wheat.
einkorn (Ger.) a variety of wheat.
emmer (Ger.) a primitive strain of wheat.
eriophorum a plant of the cotton-grass genus.
esparto (Spanish) a tough, wiry grass, providing a fiber used for paper and cordage.
fescue any of various perennial freq. wiry and tufted grasses constituting the genus Festuca.
feterita (Spanish) a cereal grass.
fiorin (Irish) a species of creeping bent grass.
foggage (Scots) a grass that grows after the hay is cut.
forb (Greek) any herb that does not resemble grass.
galleta (Spanish) a perennial grass.
gama (Spanish) a kind of pasture grass found in the Western United States.
glebous (Arch.) cloddy, turfy.
glyceria an aquatic grass.
grama (Spanish) a kind of pasture grass found in the Western United States.
gramma (Spanish) a kind of pasture grass found in the Western United States.
grassily (Adv.) GRASSY, of or like grass.
grassless destitute of grass.
grasslike like grass.
grasswrack eelgrass.
grassy of or like grass.
halfa (Arabic) a N. African esparto grass.
hardgrass cocksfoot or other coarse grass.
hardinggrass a perennial forage grass of the US.
harestail a species of cotton grass.
hayey like hay.
haylage a type of hay.
herbage herbs collectively.
herbaged covered with grass.
jawari (Hindi) Indian millet, aka durra.
johnsongrass a tall perennial sorghum widely used as forage.
jowar (Hindi) Indian millet, aka durra.
jowari (Hindi) Indian millet, aka durra.
kaffir a kind of cereal grass, sorghum.
kafir a kind of cereal grass, sorghum.
kans (Hindi) an Indian grass related to sugarcane.
kikuyu (Bantu) an African grass.
lalang (Malay) a coarse grass of the Malay archipelago.
lemongrass a fragrant perennial grass.
lolium (Lat.) any plant of the Lolium genus of grasses.
lopgrass soft brome-grass.
maize an American cereal grass.
marram (ON) a seaside grass.
marrum (ON) a seaside grass.
mashlam a mixed grain, esp rye and wheat.
mashlim a mixed grain, esp rye and wheat.
mashlin a mixed grain, esp rye and wheat.
mashloch a mixed grain, esp rye and wheat.
mashlum (Scots) a mixed grain, esp rye and wheat.
maslin a mixed grain, esp rye and wheat.
matgrass a small rushlike moorland grass.
matweed a name of several maritime grasses.
melic a type of perennial grass.
melick a type of perennial grass.
miliary like or concerning millet seeds.
millet a cereal grass.
milo a drought-resistant variety of sorghum.
miscanthus any of several hardy, ornamental, perennial grasses.
muhly a perennial grass.
nassella as in nassella tussock, a type of tussock grass. No -S.
nutgrass any of various American sedges.
nutsedge any of various American sedges.
oat a kind of grass, the seeds of which are used as food.
oatlike resembling oats.
panic frantic or sudden fright (verb) to be thrown into panic
panick any grass of the genus Panicum.
panicum (Lat.) any grass of the genus Panicum.
pannick any grass of the genus Panicum.
paspalum any plant of the tropical genus Paspalum of pasture grasses, eg pampas-grass.
pilcorn the naked oat, a variety in which the glume does not adhere to the grain.
poa a meadow-grass plant.
proso (Russian) a variety of millet.
quitch a perennial grass; (verb, Spenser) to stir, move.
ragee (Hindi) a kind of millet.
raggee (Hindi) a kind of millet.
raggy ragged, rough (noun, Hindi) a kind of millet
ragi (Hindi) a kind of millet.
raupo (Maori) the New Zealand bulrush.
raygrass a pasture and fodder type of grass.
redtop a kind of grass highly valued in the US for pasturage and hay for cattle.
reed a tall stiff hard-culmed marsh or water grass of various kinds (verb) to fasten or thatch with reed
rhy (Spenser) rye.
roosa (Hindi) a kind of E. Indian grass from which an aromatic oil is distilled.
rotgrass soft grass, butterwort, pennywort or other plant reputed to cause sheep-rot.
rusa (Hindi) a kind of E. Indian grass from which an aromatic oil is distilled.
rye a cereal grass.
ryeflour a pasture and fodder type of grass.
ryegrass a pasture and fodder type of grass.
sacahuista (Nahuatl) a bear grass that may cause poisoning in livestock.
sacahuiste (Nahuatl) a bear grass that may cause poisoning in livestock.
sacaton (Spanish) a type of coarse perennial grass growing in alkaline regions of the southern US.
saccharum a genus of tall tropical grasses including the sugar cane.
sarrasin (Fr.) buckwheat.
sarrazin (Fr.) buckwheat.
sawgrass a sedge with serrated leaves, growing in coastal areas of the southeastern US.
seagrass a grasslike plant living in or close to the sea.
sedge a plant like a grass but with solid stem.
sedged made or composed of sedge.
sedgy abounding in sedge.
sorgho (Fr.) Indian millet and its varieties.
sorghum a genus of grasses related to sugarcane, and including durra and Kaffir corn.
sorgo (Fr.) Indian millet and its varieties.
spartina a type of grass growing in salt marshes.
spelt a hardy wheat, aka emmer.
speltz a hardy wheat, aka emmer.
spinifex (Lat.) a sharp-pointed Australian grass.
squitch quitch grass.
stipa (Lat.) any grass of the feather grass genus Stipa.
strae (Scots) straw.
sugarcane a tall woody grass of tropical and semitropical regions, yielding sugar.
sward a portion of land covered with grass (verb) to cover with grass
swardy covered with sward or grass.
switchgrass a panic grass of the western US that is used for hay.
tallgrass long grass in a N. American prairie.
taramea (Maori) a variety of New Zealand speargrass.
tef (Amharic) an Ethiopian cereal grass.
teff (Amharic) an Ethiopian cereal grass.
teosinte (Nahuatl} a Mexican grass grown as fodder, allied to maize but with several stems from the base.
terf (Milton) turf.
terfe (Milton) turf.
timothy a kind of grass.
toadgrass a kind of low rush.
toadrush a kind of low rush.
toetoe (Maori) a tall reedlike grass of New Zealand.
toitoi (Maori) a tall reedlike grass of New Zealand.
trigo a kind of wheat.
triticale a hybrid of wheat and rye.
triticum (Lat.) a genus of grasses including the various species of wheat.
turfgrass grass grown for lawns.
turfiness the state of being turfy.
tussac as in tussac grass, a kind of grass. No -S.
vetiver (Tamil) an E. Indian grass; also, its fragrant roots which are much used for making mats and screens.
whangee (Chinese) a kind of grass related to the bamboo; a cane made from the stem of this.
wheat any cereal grass of the genus Triticum.
wiregrass a variety of fine grass.
witchgrass a N. American grass common on cultivated land.
woodrush a kind of rush.
zacaton (Spanish) a type of coarse perennial grass growing in alkaline regions of the southern US.
zea part of a cereal plant, once used as a diuretic.
zizania (Greek) a genus of grasses including Indian rice.
zoysia a kind of perennial grass.