buffalo grass

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • n buffalo grass short grass growing on dry plains of central United States (where buffalo roam)
    • n buffalo grass low mat-forming grass of southern United States and tropical America; grown as a lawn grass
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • Buffalo grass (Bot) a species of short, sweet grass (Buchloë dactyloides), from two to four inches high, covering the prairies on which the buffaloes, or bisons, feed.
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Usage

In literature:

For yards around, the buffalo grass had been trampled and pawed until scarcely a spear remained.
"The Gold Girl" by James B. Hendryx
Antelope, deer, and buffalo were often seen feeding on the rich grasses.
"Conservation Reader" by Harold W. Fairbanks
These prairies were covered with tall grass; and buffalo signs appeared as we rode into them.
"Seven and Nine years Among the Camanches and Apaches" by Edwin Eastman
Keeping on her buffalo-hide cloak, her doeskin dress and leggings, she lay down on her own pallet, padded with blankets and prairie grass.
"Shaman" by Robert Shea
They generally prefer the seed of the buffalo-grass, a kind of grass that grows plentifully in Texas.
"Harper's Young People, September 7, 1880" by Various
The buffalo grass rustled with the passage of her skirts.
"A Breath of Prairie and other stories" by Will Lillibridge
It is made of buffalo grass, which grows six to twelve feet high in India.
"Rugs: Oriental and Occidental, Antique & Modern" by Rosa Belle Holt
They and their animals will ride us down as the buffalo tramp under foot the grass on the wide lands.
"The Flute of the Gods" by Marah Ellis Ryan
It is all covered with that fuzzy buffalo grass.
"Chicken Little Jane on the Big John" by Lily Munsell Ritchie
It would be covered with sweet grass, and with herds of buffalo and ponies.
"Boys' Book of Indian Warriors" by Edwin L. Sabin
With a roar and a grunt the buffalo went down, tearing up a great patch of grass in his fall.
"Boys of The Fort" by Ralph Bonehill
The gray-hued buffalo grass spreads everywhere and not a tree, rock or stone can be seen.
"The American Country Girl" by Martha Foote Crow
In these grand forest-grown, grass-covered areas herds of wild horses, buffalo, deer, elk and mountain sheep found subsistence.
"Chiquita, an American Novel" by Merrill Tileston
There were some fairly large areas of grass with water buffalo wallows in them.
"Birds from North Borneo" by Max C. Thompson
Sod houses had sprung up like dog-towns in the buffalo grass during the fall.
"The Nerve of Foley" by Frank H. Spearman
Then he remounted his elephant and signaled for the buffalo to resume their sweep of the tall grass.
"The Moghul" by Thomas Hoover
She toddled about unsteadily upon the thick mat of buffalo-grass.
"Red Hunters And the Animal People" by Charles A. Eastman
The prairies appear better now, the grass looks green, and probably the poor Buffaloes will soon regain their flesh.
"Audubon and his Journals, Volume I (of 2)" by Maria R. Audubon
As our friends drove up, they saw Miss Estill sitting on the buffalo-grass which coated the lawn with its thick carpet of pale green.
"A Fortune Hunter; Or, The Old Stone Corral" by John Dunloe Carteret
The grass has been eaten off here by these buffalo, and the ponies wander.
"John Ermine of the Yellowstone" by Frederic Remington
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In news:

Not really, but if you consider buffalo-grass vodka it does have one outstanding similarity with absinthe : They've both been outlawed, but have returned to the American market in some form.
SCOTT COUNTY, Iowa – A Scott County man was killed in a single vehicle crash early Saturday morning between Buffalo and Blue Grass.
Detail view of raised steel plinth, buffalo grass, and lone mesquite trees beyond Download Hi-Res Image.
At sunset on a cloudy day, he walked down a dirt road on the property, passing the stands of buffalo grass, big and little.
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