paspalum

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • n paspalum tall tufted perennial tropical American grass naturalized as pasture and forage grass in southern United States
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n paspalum A large genus of grasses of the tribe Paniceæ, having commonly three glumes, and spikelets jointed singly upon undivided branches of the inflorescence, forming narrow one-sided spikes. The species are variously estimated as from 160 to 300 in number, and are mainly natives of tropical America; a few are in Africa and Asia, with some naturalized in southern Europe. They are usually low grasses with roundish coriaceous seed-like spikelets. Many species, especially those in the southern United States, are hardy and valuable pasture-grasses, as P. distichum, known as joint-grass, and in Australia as silt-grass, and P. dilatatum, also used as a fodder-grass in South America and Australia. P. exile is called fundi (which see) and hungry rice. P. filiforme is the wire-grass of Jamaica, and P. conjugatum the West Indian sour-grass or hilo-grass. See hureek, and millet coda (under millet).
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Usage

In literature:

The word in the text is Kora-dushakas, supposed by Wilson to be the Paspalum frumentacea (vide Dict.).
"The Mahabharata of Krishna-Dwaipayana Vyasa, Volume 1"
It is very small in Digitaria and entirely suppressed in Paspalum.
"A Handbook of Some South Indian Grasses" by Rai Bahadur K. Ranga Achariyar
Splendid results have been obtained by sowing artificial grasses, such as Paspalum dilatatum, Rhodes, Prairie, Guinea, and Giant Couch grasses.
"Australia The Dairy Country" by Australia Department of External Affairs
This is perhaps the best of the paspalums, and it is now widespread in the Southern States.
"Florida: An Ideal Cattle State" by Florida State Live Stock Association
I don't know of anything so tiring as trying to wade through a paspalum paddock in seed.
"From Chart House to Bush Hut" by Charles W. L. Bryde
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In news:

The Ocean Course was one of the first courses to use a new type of grass called seashore paspalum on the greens.
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