ETYM Old Eng. gras, gres, gers, AS, graes, gaers; akin to OFries. gres, gers, OS., Dutch, German, Icel., and Goth. gras, Dan. graes, Swed. gräs, and prob. to Eng. green, grow. Related to Graze.
(Irregular plural: grasses).
Narrow-leaved green herbage: grown as lawns; used as pasture for grazing animals; cut and dried as hay.
Plant of the large family Gramineae of monocotyledons, with about 9,000 species distributed worldwide except in the Arctic regions. The majority are perennial, with long, narrow leaves and jointed, hollow stems; hermaphroditic flowers are borne in spikelets; the fruits are grainlike. Included are bluegrass, wheat, rye, corn, sugarcane, and bamboo.
A field of cultivated and mowed grass.
Fine sheer plain-woven cotton or linen
1. Surface layer of ground containing a mat of grass and grass roots
2. Someone who engages in anal copulation (especially a male who engages in anal copulation with another male)
ETYM as. turf; akin to Dutch turf peat, German torf, Old High Germ. zurba turf, Swed. and Icel. torf turf, peat, Dan. törv, Skr. darbha a kind of grass, a tuft of grass.
1. The territory claimed by a juvenile gang as its own.
2. Surface layer of ground containing a matt of grass and grass roots; SYN. sod, sward, greensward.
3. (Informal) Range of jurisdiction or influence.