Definition of dropseed in US English:

dropseed

noun

  • A grass that readily drops its seeds.

    Genus Sporobolus, family Gramineae: several species, including the widespread North American sand dropseed (S. cryptandrus), which has a high yield of edible grain

    • ‘Page and Page listed corn, squash, beans, and some wild and semi-cultivated plants such as Indian millet, wild potato, and dropseed as staples of this period.’
    • ‘In Nina's small attached greenhouse, bags of prairie seed await sowing: the small spheroids of prairie dropseed.’

Pronunciation

dropseed

/ˈdräpsēd/