Definition of pampas grass in English:

pampas grass


mass noun
  • A tall South American grass with silky flowering plumes, widely grown as a specimen lawn plant.

    Cortaderia selloana, family Gramineae

    • ‘Another species with similar social behavior also occurs on Japanese pampas grass.’
    • ‘Behind a clump of flowering sugar cane, waving like pampas grass in the breeze, the land slopes down into coffee.’
    • ‘With development has come exotic French broom and pampas grass that may compete with cypress seedlings.’
    • ‘Bovine expansion had replaced the previous pampas grass by alfalfa prairies.’
    • ‘His slides showed examples of phormium, umbellifors, ferns and grasses, such as yuccas, angelica, tree ferns, bamboos and pampas grass.’
    • ‘Some oversize, cartoonish plants, such as banana-leaf cannas and Northern pampas grass, are real kid-pleasers.’
    • ‘Cattle are everywhere, roaming freely in a coarse variety of pampas grass.’
    • ‘With a little planning you can enjoy a view from your window of snow on the plumes of pampas grass or on a garden statue nestled into a green hedge.’
    • ‘I need to cut back my pampas grass and prune my crape myrtles.’
    • ‘Up above the croquet lawn, stipas and striped pampas grass sway in the breeze and catch the low autumn light.’


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