Rhode Island bent

Rhode Island bent
noun
common grass with slender stems and narrow leaves
Hypernyms: ↑bent, ↑bent grass, ↑bent-grass

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noun
Usage: usually capitalized R&I
: a lawn grass (Agrostis tenuis) of eastern No. America with very slender culms

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a European pasture grass, Agrostis tenuis, naturalized in North America, having red flower clusters.
[1780-90, Amer.]

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Rhode Island bent «rohd»,
a variety of redtop, much valued as a lawn grass.

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