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buf·fa·lo·grass

or buffalo grass  (bŭf′ə-lō-grăs′)
n.
A mat-forming perennial grass (Bouteloua dactyloides syn. Buchloe dactyloides) native to the plains of central North America, important as a forage grass and sometimes used for lawns.
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buffalo grass

n
1. (Plants) a short grass, Buchloë dactyloides, growing on the dry plains of the central US
2. (Plants) Austral a grass, Stenotaphrum americanum, introduced from North America
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buf′falo grass`


n.
a short grass, Buchloë dactyloides, having gray-green blades, prevalent on the dry plains east of the Rocky Mountains.
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ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.buffalo grass - low mat-forming grass of southern United States and tropical Americabuffalo grass - low mat-forming grass of southern United States and tropical America; grown as a lawn grass
grass - narrow-leaved green herbage: grown as lawns; used as pasture for grazing animals; cut and dried as hay
2.buffalo grass - short grass growing on dry plains of central United States (where buffalo roam)buffalo grass - short grass growing on dry plains of central United States (where buffalo roam)
grass - narrow-leaved green herbage: grown as lawns; used as pasture for grazing animals; cut and dried as hay
Buchloe, genus Buchloe - buffalo grass
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Translations

buffalo grass

n (US) → Büffelgras nt
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References in classic literature ?
While we were lying there against the warm bank, a little insect of the palest, frailest green hopped painfully out of the buffalo grass and tried to leap into a bunch of bluestem.
Surely there must have been a commercially produced buffalo grass harvester, but this was the only one I ever saw.
And there in the barren grasslands of south-central Colorado, with clumps of returning buffalo grass, ruins of sandstone schools and long-abandoned windmills, and encroaching cholla cactus, was Colorado Highway 71, which runs north into Nebraska to Jerry's hometown of Crawford, and beyond to Janet's hometown of Hot Springs, South Dakota.
A tourist barely clipped her with the rental car, but she flew ten feet into the buffalo grass along Waila'au Road, though she didn't get hurt.
Derner says, "This may be due in large part to the traits of the dominant perennial shortgrasses: blue grama and buffalo grass. Blue grama's abundant underground growth and buffalo grass's prostrate growth make them very resistant to aboveground disturbances.
Yes, there are native grasses such as buffalo grass that grow with much less water, but they have trouble with normal eastern spring and fall rainfall amounts.
And that often meant building a "soddie" from plowed strips of buffalo grass, or excavating a dugout in the side of a hill.
The program includes "like wind on the buffalo grass (in memoriam Crazy Horse)" by Noyes Bartholomew; Fugue for Marimba Quartet by Christopher Rouse; "Ku-Ka-Ilimoku" for percussion ensemble by Bruce Stark; and Guy Lacour's Divertissement pour Saxophone Alto et 6 Percussions featuring saxophone soloist Idit Shner.
The artist-author gives full tribute to her many sources of inspiration for "Buffalo" in a note from the author at the end, mentioning Indian historians such as Eaglelance and Nupa Kte of the Oglala Sioux, and Chief Washake of the Shoshone tribe, who said "A people without a history is like the wind on the buffalo grass." "Buffalo" is appropriate for both juvenile (age 9 and up) and adult readers because of its depth of art and reverence for Native American traditions.
Newspaper editors, bankers, politicians, and speculators distributed fliers, broadsides, and brochures advertising "the most alluring body of unoccupied land" in the country, and the government termed it "the last frontier of agriculture" Brochures described areas with paved, tree-lined streets, clean water, and railroads but, when the settlers arrived, they found only stakes in buffalo grass.
Problem was that the head-high buffalo grass that thrived in the thin topsoil had slowly adapted to its deceptively hostile environment over several thousand years.