Grass

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Description

Any of over 9000 species of grass. Grass is a perennial plant with long, cylindrical leaves that have been used for making paper, ropes, baskets, and fabric. For examples see: Arundo donax, Bear grass, Cuscus grass, Eelgrass, Elephant grass, Elk grass, Esparto grass, Grass cloth, Horsetail, Papyrus, Ramie, Reed, Sedge, Silk grass, and Sorghum.

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Synonyms and Related Terms

Gras (Deut.); gazon (Fr.); gräs (Sven.)

Other Properties

For paper fiber characteristics see: Esparto grass, Bamboo, Ramie, and Straw.

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Authority

  • Random House, Webster's Encyclopedic Unabridged Dictionary of the English Language, Grammercy Book, New York, 1997
  • The American Heritage Dictionary or Encarta, via Microsoft Bookshelf 98, Microsoft Corp., 1998

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