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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