Definition of elephant grass in English:

elephant grass

noun

  • A tall robust tropical African grass that is used for fodder and paper.

    Also called napier grass
    • ‘Power can also be generated from biomass energy crops such as fast-growing willow, poplar and elephant grass planted as an alternative to food crops.’
    • ‘The grave sites may be overgrown with tall, dry elephant grass, which is burned away, creating an Armageddon-like atmosphere.’
    • ‘Its output will be equivalent to the power needs of 2,000 homes, and hundreds of farmers in the surrounding area will be asked to switch land from arable crops to elephant grass.’
    • ‘Though the bristling tall elephant grass had virtually turned the playing field into a jungle, the weather was just right.’
    • ‘The exhibition includes a South African ficus, a tamarind with pods, elephant grass from Africa, cherry, bougainvillaea, fig, Accacia and trees collected from forests.’