pin grass


  • WordNet 3.6
    • n pin grass European weed naturalized in southwestern United States and Mexico having reddish decumbent stems with small fernlike leaves and small deep reddish-lavender flowers followed by slender fruits that stick straight up; often grown for forage
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • Pin grass (Bot) See Alfilaria.
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In literature:

Slipped on the wet grass, and Chartersea had him pinned before he caught his guard.
"Richard Carvel, Complete" by Winston Churchill
Five times it reared, and five times it pinned the mouse it wanted and extricated it from the grass beneath which it was pinned.
"Swamp Cat" by James Arthur Kjelgaard
The grass that was in it was as bare as that you could pick pins in it.
"In Mr. Knox's Country" by E. OEnone Somerville