bunch grass


  • WordNet 3.6
    • n bunch grass any of various grasses of many genera that grow in tufts or clumps rather than forming a sod or mat; chiefly of western United States
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • Bunch grass (Bot) A grass growing in bunches and affording pasture. In California, Atropis tenuifolia Festuca scabrella, and several kinds of Stipa are favorite bunch grasses. In Utah, Eriocoma cuspidata is a good bunch grass.
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In literature:

One of the Indians behind the shield carried a bunch of dry grass and some brush, and as they came closer this was lighted.
"For the Liberty of Texas" by Edward Stratemeyer
Bunches of yellow, withered grass cropped out of the earth here and there.
"With Hoops of Steel" by Florence Finch Kelly
Bunches of grass that have grown up among the vines have to be pulled out by hand.
"The Peanut Plant" by B. W. Jones
Now, he saw in the dim moonlight, the windows were shuttered and the grounds had gone back to bunch grass.
"Smugglers' Reef" by John Blaine
He held the snare taut as he crouched in a bunch of grass and watched her.
"The Biography of a Prairie Girl" by Eleanor Gates
It was not time to feed, but he removed their bits and let them nip up the bunches of sweet grass about their feet.
"The Twins of Suffering Creek" by Ridgwell Cullum
Nest in a hollow under a bunch of rank matted grass.
"The Bird Book" by Chester A. Reed
All vegetation had disappeared; hardly a bunch of grass was seen.
"Alaska Days with John Muir" by Samual Hall Young
Great drops on the bunch grass.
"The Price of the Prairie" by Margaret Hill McCarter
Jest like a new born buffaler calf that its maw has cached in a bunch o' grass.
"Bring Me His Ears" by Clarence E. Mulford

In poetry:

And then a wind-gust brushed those heavy bunches:
and some of them burst, falling to the ground
on wilted grass, soon after, under branches
gold leaves with purple berries lay around.
"Question" by Marie Under

In news:

A bunch of kids were frolicking in the grass outside the leftfield players' entrance to the ballpark.
Conditions at Lexington, Blue Grass Airport, KY. After the recent election, we are going to have a bunch of new people running the show.