Bent grass



any grass of the genus Agrostis, especially the redtop.
Historical Examples

The Practical Garden-Book C. E. Hunn
The Sheep Eaters William Alonzo Allen
Heart of the Blue Ridge Waldron Baily
Garman and Worse Alexander Lange Kielland
The Ghost Girl H. De Vere Stacpoole
Dorothy Dale’s Camping Days Margaret Penrose
Jim Davis John Masefield

noun
any perennial grass of the genus Agrostis, esp A. tenuis, which has a spreading panicle of tiny flowers. Some species are planted for hay or in lawns Sometimes shortened to bent

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