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a tuft of grass

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  • grass — n. 1) to cut, mow (the) grass 2) high, tall grass 3) a blade; tuft of grass * * * [grɑːs] mow (the) grass tall grass tuft of a blade high to cut …   Combinatory dictionary

  • tuft — [tʌft] n [Date: 1300 1400; : Old French; Origin: tufe] a bunch of hair, feathers, grass etc growing or held closely together at their base tuft of ▪ tufts of grass …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • tuft — [tuft] n. [ME (with unhistoric t) < OFr tufe, prob. < L tufa, a kind of helmet crest] 1. a bunch of hairs, feathers, grass, etc. growing closely together or attached at the base 2. any similar cluster; specif., a) a clump of plants or trees …   English World dictionary

  • Grass tree — (Bot.) (a) An Australian plant of the genus {Xanthorrh[oe]a}, having a thick trunk crowned with a dense tuft of pendulous, grasslike leaves, from the center of which arises a long stem, bearing at its summit a dense flower spike looking somewhat… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • tuft — [ tʌft ] noun count several individual pieces of grass, hair, feathers, or fibers that are all growing or joined together at the bottom end: tufts of reddish hair …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • tuft — ► NOUN ▪ a bunch of threads, grass, or hair, held or growing together at the base. DERIVATIVES tufted adjective tufty adjective. ORIGIN probably from Old French tofe …   English terms dictionary

  • grass tree — grass′ tree n. pln any Australian plant of the genus Xanthorrhoea, lily family, having a stout woody stem bearing a tuft of grasslike leaves …   From formal English to slang

  • grass 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 …   Useful english dictionary

  • grass tree — any Australian plant of the genus Xanthorrhoea, of the lily family, having a stout, woody stem bearing a tuft of long grasslike leaves and a dense flower spike. [1795 1805] * * * ▪ plant       any plant of the genus Xanthorrhoea of the family… …   Universalium

  • grass — I (New American Roget s College Thesaurus) n. lawn, greenery, turf, sod, verdure; marijuana. See vegetable, drugs. II (Roget s IV) n. 1. Wild grasses include: Johnson grass, salt grass, blue grass, beach grass, bent grass, foxtail, sedge, rush,… …   English dictionary for students

  • grass — noun ADJECTIVE ▪ green ▪ coarse, rough, thick ▪ soft ▪ lush ▪ long …   Collocations dictionary

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