yardgrass
yard grass n.
Any of several weedy African grasses of the genus Eleusine, having usually digitately grouped spikes and flattened spikelets. Also called goose grass.

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  • Eleusine — noun annual and perennial grasses of savannas and upland grasslands • Syn: ↑genus Eleusine • Hypernyms: ↑monocot genus, ↑liliopsid genus • Member Holonyms: ↑Gramineae, ↑family Gramineae, ↑ …   Useful english dictionary

  • Eleusine indica — noun coarse annual grass having fingerlike spikes of flowers; native to Old World tropics; a naturalized weed elsewhere • Syn: ↑yardgrass, ↑yard grass, ↑wire grass, ↑goose grass • Hypernyms: ↑millet • Member Holonyms: ↑ …   Useful english dictionary

  • genus Eleusine — noun annual and perennial grasses of savannas and upland grasslands • Syn: ↑Eleusine • Hypernyms: ↑monocot genus, ↑liliopsid genus • Member Holonyms: ↑Gramineae, ↑family Gramineae, ↑ …   Useful english dictionary

  • goose grass — noun 1. annual having the stem beset with curved prickles; North America and Europe and Asia • Syn: ↑cleavers, ↑clivers, ↑catchweed, ↑spring cleavers, ↑Galium aparine • Hypernyms: ↑bedstraw 2. coarse annual …   Useful english dictionary

  • wire 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… …   Useful english dictionary

  • yard grass — noun coarse annual grass having fingerlike spikes of flowers; native to Old World tropics; a naturalized weed elsewhere • Syn: ↑yardgrass, ↑wire grass, ↑goose grass, ↑Eleusine indica • Hypernyms: ↑millet • Member Holonyms: ↑ …   Useful english dictionary

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