Associations to the word «grass»

Wiktionary

GRASS, noun. (countable) (uncountable) Any plant of the family Poaceae, characterized by leaves that arise from nodes in the stem and leaf bases that wrap around the stem, especially those grown as ground cover rather than for grain.
GRASS, noun. (countable) Various plants not in family Poaceae that resemble grasses.
GRASS, noun. (uncountable) A lawn.
GRASS, noun. (uncountable) (slang) Marijuana.
GRASS, noun. (countable) (slang) An informer, police informer; one who betrays a group (of criminals, etc) to the authorities.
GRASS, noun. (uncountable) (physics) Sharp, closely spaced discontinuities in the trace of a cathode-ray tube, produced by random interference.
GRASS, noun. (uncountable) (slang) Noise on an A-scope or similar type of radar display.
GRASS, noun. The season of fresh grass; spring.
GRASS, noun. (obsolete) (figurative) That which is transitory.
GRASS, verb. (transitive) To lay out on the grass; to knock down (an opponent etc.).
GRASS, verb. (transitive or intransitive) (slang) To act as a grass or informer, to betray; to report on (criminals etc) to the authorities.
GRASS, verb. (transitive) To cover with grass or with turf.
GRASS, verb. (transitive) To expose, as flax, on the grass for bleaching, etc.
GRASS, verb. (transitive) To bring to the grass or ground; to land.
GRASS, proper noun. A surname​.
GRASS CARP, noun. A freshwater fish species of the family Cyprinidae, Ctenopharyngodon idella, native to eastern Asia.
GRASS COURT, noun. A tennis court with a grass surface.
GRASS COURTS, noun. Plural of grass court
GRASS JELLY, noun. A jellylike dessert drink found in China, Taiwan and Southeast Asia, made by boiling grass or leaves of the mint family with potassium carbonate, and then cooling the liquid to a jelly-like consistency.
GRASS LAKE, proper noun. An unincorporated community in Illinois.
GRASS LAKE, proper noun. A village in Michigan.
GRASS MUD HORSE, noun. One of the ten "mythical Baidu deities" invented by Chinese internet users for the purpose of circumventing censorship. Usually depicted as resembling an alpaca, and is supposedly living in the Gobi desert.
GRASS MUD HORSES, noun. Plural of grass mud horse
GRASS OF PARNASSUS, noun. Bog star, any of several plants of the genus Parnassia.
GRASS ON, verb. (UK) (slang) To betray by informing on.
GRASS ROOTS, noun. (idiomatic) People and society at the local (most basic) level rather than at the national centre of political activity
GRASS ROOTS, noun. The essential foundation or source of something
GRASS SCRIPT, noun. A style of cursive script used in Chinese calligraphy.
GRASS SKIRT, noun. A skirt made from long dried grass, or synthetic material resembling it.
GRASS SKIRTS, noun. Plural of grass skirt
GRASS SNAKE, noun. A nonvenomous snake, Natrix natrix, native to Europe, with a yellow collar.
GRASS SNAKE, noun. Two species of the nonvenomous green snake, Opheodrys, of North America:
GRASS SNAKE, noun. The smooth green snake, Opheodrys vernalis
GRASS SNAKE, noun. The rough green snake, Opheodrys aestivus
GRASS SNAKES, noun. Plural of grass snake
GRASS TOP, noun. (countable) The tip of a blade or stalk of grass.
GRASS TOP, noun. (uncountable) An expanse covered in grass.
GRASS TOPS, adjective. (idiomatic) Of, related to, or involving local influential figures.
GRASS TOPS, noun. Plural of grass top
GRASS TOPS, noun. (idiomatic) (plurale tantum) People in a position of power or influence at a local level.
GRASS TRAP, noun. (dated) A knot tied in a tuft of grass, intended to trip another person as a prank.
GRASS TREE, noun. An Australian plant of the genus Xanthorrhoea (order: Asparagales, having a thick trunk crowned with a dense tuft of pendulous, grass-like leaves, from whose centre arises a long stem, bearing at its summit a dense flower spike looking somewhat like a large cat-tail.
GRASS TREE, noun. A similar Australian plant, Kingia australis (family: Dasypogonaceae).
GRASS TREE, noun. Dasylirion longissimum (family: Asparagaceae), the Mexican grass tree
GRASS TREE, noun. Dracophyllum (family: Ericaceae), a genus of about 100 species.
GRASS TREE, noun. Richea pandanifolia (family Ericaceae), the giant grass tree.
GRASS TREES, noun. Plural of grass tree
GRASS UP, verb. (UK) (slang) To betray by informing on.
GRASS WIDOW, noun. An unmarried woman who has lived with several different men; a former mistress. [from 16th c.]
GRASS WIDOW, noun. A married woman whose husband is away. [from 19th c.]
GRASS WIDOWER, noun. (idiomatic) (rare) A married man whose wife is away.
GRASS WIDOWER, noun. A divorcé.
GRASS WIDOWERS, noun. Plural of grass widower
GRASS WIDOWHOOD, noun. The state of being a grass widow.
GRASS WIDOWS, noun. Plural of grass widow

Dictionary definition

GRASS, noun. Narrow-leaved green herbage: grown as lawns; used as pasture for grazing animals; cut and dried as hay.
GRASS, noun. German writer of novels and poetry and plays (born 1927).
GRASS, noun. A police informer who implicates many people.
GRASS, noun. Bulky food like grass or hay for browsing or grazing horses or cattle.
GRASS, noun. Street names for marijuana.
GRASS, verb. Shoot down, of birds.
GRASS, verb. Cover with grass; "The owners decided to grass their property".
GRASS, verb. Spread out clothes on the grass to let it dry and bleach.
GRASS, verb. Cover with grass.
GRASS, verb. Feed with grass.
GRASS, verb. Give away information about somebody; "He told on his classmate who had cheated on the exam".

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