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grass
grass O.E. græs, gærs "herb, plant, grass," from P.Gmc. grasan (Cf. O.N., O.S., Du., O.H.G., Ger., Goth. gras, Swed. gräs), from PIE *ghros- "young shoot, sprout," from root *ghre- "to grow, become green" (related to GROW (Cf. grow) and GREEN (Cf. green)). As a color name (especially grass-green, O.E. græsgrene) by c.1300. Sense of "marijuana" is first recorded 1938, Amer.Eng. Hawaiian grass skirt attested from 1937; keep off the grass by 1850.

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  • Grass — Grass, n. [OE. gras, gres, gers, AS, gr[ae]s, g[ae]rs; akin to OFries. gres, gers, OS., D., G., Icel., & Goth. gras, Dan. gr[ae]s, Sw. gr[aum]s, and prob. to E. green, grow. Cf. {Graze}.] 1. Popularly: Herbage; the plants which constitute the… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Grass — is the common word that generally describes monocotyledonous green plants. The family Gramineae (Poaceae) are the true grasses and include most plants grown as grains, for pasture, and for lawns (turf). They include some more specialised crops… …   Wikipedia

  • GRASS — GIS …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • Grass — oder GRASS bezeichnet: Grass Island, eine zu Südgeorgien gehörige Insel Grass (Kartenspiel), ein Kartenspiel (11496) Grass, einen Asteroiden GRASS GIS, ein Geoinformationssystem Grass (Film), Grass – A Nation’s Battle for Life, Dokumentarfilm von …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • Grass — Grass, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Grassed}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Grassing}.] 1. To cover with grass or with turf. [1913 Webster] 2. To expose, as flax, on the grass for bleaching, etc. [1913 Webster] 3. To bring to the grass or ground; to land; as, to… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Grass — Grass, v. i. To produce grass. [R.] Tusser. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • GRASS — Cette page d’homonymie répertorie les différents sujets et articles partageant un même nom. Groupe d analyse du social et de la sociabilité GRASS GIS Ce document provient de « GRASS ». Catégorie : Homonymie …   Wikipédia en Français

  • grass — I. noun Usage: often attributive Etymology: Middle English gras, from Old English græs; akin to Old High German gras grass, Old English grōwan to grow Date: before 12th century 1. herbage suitable or used for grazing animals 2. any of a large… …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • Grass — Cette page d’homonymie répertorie les différents sujets et articles partageant un même nom. Grass peut faire référence à : Grass, le mot anglais pour herbe ; Grass, un village luxembourgeois ; Günter Grass, un écrivain… …   Wikipédia en Français

  • grass — See: LET GRASS GROW UNDER ONE S FEET, SNAKE IN THE GRASS …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • Grass — biographical name Günter Wilhelm 1927 German writer …   New Collegiate Dictionary


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