Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. Any of various grasses in many different genera that grow in clumplike fashion rather than forming a sod or mat.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • A grass growing in bunches and affording pasture. In California, Atropis tenuifolia, Festuca scabrella, and several kinds of Stipa are favorite bunch grasses. In Utah, Eriocoma cuspidata is a good bunch grass.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. A name given to many different grasses of the Rocky Mountain region and westward, usually growing in distinct clumps.
  • n. In general, any grass which grows in scattered tufts or bunches as distinguished from one which forms a continuous sod.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. any of various grasses of many genera that grow in tufts or clumps rather than forming a sod or mat; chiefly of western United States
  • n. any of various grasses of many genera that grow in tufts or clumps rather than forming a sod or mat; chiefly of western United States

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Examples

  • There are many areas in the desert where drinkable water lies within a few feet of the surface, indicated by the mesquite and the bunch grass (Sporobolus airoides).

    A Land of Little Rain

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