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American Dictionary of the English Language

Webster's Dictionary 1828

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Grass


GR'ASS, noun

1. In common usage, herbage; the plants which constitute the food of cattle and other beasts.

2. In botany, a plant having simple leaves, a stem generally jointed and tubular, a husky calyx, called glume, and the seed single. This definition includes wheat, rye, oats, barley, etc., and excludes clover and some other plants which are commonly called by the name of grass The grasses form a numerous family of plants.

Grass of Parnassus, a plant, the Parnassia.

GR'ASS, verb transitive To cover with grass or with turf.

GR'ASS, verb intransitive To breed grass; to be covered with grass