poa compressa


From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Barnyard grass, for hay. South. Panicum Grus-galli. Bent,
pasture and hay. Agrostis, several species. Bermuda grass,
pasture. South. Cynodon Dactylon. Black bent. Same as {Switch
grass} (below). Blue bent, hay. North and West. {Andropogon
provincialis}. Blue grass, pasture. Poa compressa. Blue joint,
hay. Northwest. Aqropyrum glaucum. Buffalo grass, grazing.
Rocky Mts., etc.
      (a) Buchlo["e] dectyloides.
      (b) Same as Grama grass (below). Bunch grass, grazing.
          Far West. Eriocoma, Festuca, Stips, etc. Chess,
          or Cheat, a weed. Bromus secalinus, etc. Couch
          grass. Same as Quick grass (below). Crab grass,
      (a) Hay, in South. A weed, in North. Panicum sanguinale.
      (b) Pasture and hay. South. Eleusine Indica. Darnel
      (a) Bearded, a noxious weed. Lolium temulentum.
      (b) Common. Same as Rye grass (below). Drop seed, fair
          for forage and hay. Muhlenbergia, several species.
          English grass. Same as Redtop (below). Fowl meadow
          grass.
      (a) Pasture and hay. Poa serotina.
      (b) Hay, on moist land. Gryceria nervata. Gama grass,
          cut fodder. South. Tripsacum dactyloides. Grama
          grass, grazing. West and Pacific slope. {Bouteloua
          oligostachya}, etc. Great bunch grass, pasture and
          hay. Far West. Festuca scabrella. Guinea grass, hay.
          South. Panicum jumentorum. Herd's grass, in New
          England Timothy, in Pennsylvania and South Redtop.
          Indian grass. Same as Wood grass (below). Italian
          rye grass, forage and hay. Lolium Italicum. Johnson
          grass, grazing and hay. South and Southwest. {Sorghum
          Halepense}. Kentucky blue grass, pasture. {Poa
          pratensis}. Lyme grass, coarse hay. South. Elymus,
          several species. Manna grass, pasture and hay.
          Glyceria, several species. Meadow fescue, pasture
          and hay. Festuca elatior. Meadow foxtail, pasture,
          hay, lawn. North. Alopecurus pratensis. Meadow
          grass, pasture, hay, lawn. Poa, several species.
          Mesquite grass, or Muskit grass. Same as Grama grass
          (above). Nimble Will, a kind of drop seed.
          Muhlenbergia diffsa. Orchard grass, pasture and hay.
          Dactylis glomerata. Porcupine grass, troublesome to
          sheep. Northwest. Stipa spartea. Quaking grass,
          ornamental. Briza media and maxima. Quitch, or
          Quick, grass, etc., a weed. Agropyrum repens. Ray
          grass. Same as Rye grass (below). Redtop, pasture
          and hay. Agrostis vulgaris. Red-topped buffalo
          grass, forage. Northwest. Poa tenuifolia. Reed
          canary grass, of slight value. Phalaris arundinacea.
          Reed meadow grass, hay. North. Glyceria aquatica.
          Ribbon grass, a striped leaved form of {Reed canary
          grass}. Rye grass, pasture, hay. Lolium perenne,
          var. Seneca grass, fragrant basket work, etc. North.
          Hierochloa borealis. Sesame grass. Same as {Gama
          grass} (above). Sheep's fescue, sheep pasture, native
          in Northern Europe and Asia. Festuca ovina. Small
          reed grass, meadow pasture and hay. North. {Deyeuxia
          Canadensis}. Spear grass, Same as Meadow grass
          (above). Squirrel-tail grass, troublesome to animals.
          Seacoast and Northwest. Hordeum jubatum. Switch
          grass, hay, cut young. Panicum virgatum. Timothy,
          cut young, the best of hay. North. Phleum pratense.
          Velvet grass, hay on poor soil. South. {Holcus
          lanatus}. Vernal grass, pasture, hay, lawn.
          Anthoxanthum odoratum. Wire grass, valuable in
          pastures. Poa compressa. Wood grass, Indian grass,
          hay. Chrysopogon nutans.
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   Note: Many plants are popularly called grasses which are not
         true grasses botanically considered, such as black
         grass, goose grass, star grass, etc.
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   Black grass, a kind of small rush (Juncus Gerardi),
      growing in salt marshes, used for making salt hay.

   Grass of the Andes, an oat grass, the {Arrhenatherum
      avenaceum} of Europe.

   Grass of Parnassus, a plant of the genus Parnassia
      growing in wet ground. The European species is {Parnassia
      palustris}; in the United States there are several
      species.

   Grass bass (Zool.), the calico bass.

   Grass bird, the dunlin.

   Grass cloth, a cloth woven from the tough fibers of the
      grass-cloth plant.

   Grass-cloth plant, a perennial herb of the Nettle family
      (B[oe]hmeria nivea syn. Urtica nivea), which grows in
      Sumatra, China, and Assam, whose inner bark has fine and
      strong fibers suited for textile purposes.

   Grass finch. (Zool.)
      (a) A common American sparrow ({Po["o]c[ae]tes
          gramineus}); -- called also vesper sparrow and
          bay-winged bunting.
      (b) Any Australian finch, of the genus Po["e]phila, of
          which several species are known.

   Grass lamb, a lamb suckled by a dam running on pasture land
      and giving rich milk.

   Grass land, land kept in grass and not tilled.

   Grass moth (Zool.), one of many small moths of the genus
      Crambus, found in grass.

   Grass oil, a fragrant essential volatile oil, obtained in
      India from grasses of the genus Andropogon, etc.; --
      used in perfumery under the name of citronella, {ginger
      grass oil}, lemon grass oil, essence of verbena etc.
      

   Grass owl (Zool.), a South African owl (Strix Capensis).
      

   Grass parrakeet (Zool.), any of several species of
      Australian parrots, of the genus Euphemia; -- also
      applied to the zebra parrakeet.

   Grass plover (Zool.), the upland or field plover.

   Grass poly (Bot.), a species of willowwort ({Lythrum
      Hyssopifolia}). --Johnson.

   Crass quit (Zool.), one of several tropical American
      finches of the genus Euetheia. The males have most of
      the head and chest black and often marked with yellow.

   Grass snake. (Zool.)
      (a) The common English, or ringed, snake ({Tropidonotus
          natrix}).
      (b) The common green snake of the Northern United States.
          See Green snake, under Green.

   Grass snipe (Zool.), the pectoral sandpiper ({Tringa
      maculata}); -- called also jacksnipe in America.

   Grass spider (Zool.), a common spider (Agelena n[ae]via),
      which spins flat webs on grass, conspicuous when covered
      with dew.

   Grass sponge (Zool.), an inferior kind of commercial sponge
      from Florida and the Bahamas.

   Grass table. (Arch.) See Earth table, under Earth.

   Grass vetch (Bot.), a vetch (Lathyrus Nissolia), with
      narrow grasslike leaves.

   Grass widow. [Cf. Prov. R. an unmarried mother, G.
      strohwittwe a mock widow, Sw. gr[aum]senka a grass widow.]
      (a) An unmarried woman who is a mother. [Obs.]
      (b) A woman separated from her husband by abandonment or
          prolonged absence; a woman living apart from her
          husband. [Slang.]

   Grass wrack (Bot.) eelgrass.

   To bring to grass (Mining.), to raise, as ore, to the
      surface of the ground.

   To put to grass, To put out to grass, to put out to graze
      a season, as cattle.
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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Wire \Wire\ (w[imac]r), n. [OE. wir, AS. wir; akin to Icel.
   v[imac]rr, Dan. vire, LG. wir, wire; cf. OHG. wiara fine
   gold; perhaps akin to E. withy. [root]141.]
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   1. A thread or slender rod of metal; a metallic substance
      formed to an even thread by being passed between grooved
      rollers, or drawn through holes in a plate of steel.
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   Note: Wire is made of any desired form, as round, square,
         triangular, etc., by giving this shape to the hole in
         the drawplate, or between the rollers.
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   2. A telegraph wire or cable; hence, an electric telegraph;
      as, to send a message by wire. [Colloq.]
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   3. Chiefly in pl. The system of wires used to operate the
      puppets in a puppet show; hence (Chiefly Political Slang),
      the network of hidden influences controlling the action of
      a person or organization; as, to pull the wires for
      office; -- in this sense, synonymous with strings.
      [Webster 1913 Suppl. +PJC]

   4. One who picks women's pockets. [Thieves' Slang]
      [Webster 1913 Suppl.]

   5. A knitting needle. [Scot.]
      [Webster 1913 Suppl.]

   6. A wire stretching across over a race track at the judges'
      stand, to mark the line at which the races end. [Racing
      Cant]
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   Wire bed, Wire mattress, an elastic bed bottom or
      mattress made of wires interwoven or looped together in
      various ways.

   Wire bridge, a bridge suspended from wires, or cables made
      of wire.

   Wire cartridge, a shot cartridge having the shot inclosed
      in a wire cage.

   Wire cloth, a coarse cloth made of woven metallic wire, --
      used for strainers, and for various other purposes.

   Wire edge, the thin, wirelike thread of metal sometimes
      formed on the edge of a tool by the stone in sharpening
      it.

   Wire fence, a fence consisting of posts with strained
      horizontal wires, wire netting, or other wirework,
      between.

   Wire gauge or Wire gage.
      (a) A gauge for measuring the diameter of wire, thickness
          of sheet metal, etc., often consisting of a metal
          plate with a series of notches of various widths in
          its edge.
      (b) A standard series of sizes arbitrarily indicated, as
          by numbers, to which the diameter of wire or the
          thickness of sheet metal in usually made, and which is
          used in describing the size or thickness. There are
          many different standards for wire gauges, as in
          different countries, or for different kinds of metal,
          the Birmingham wire gauges and the American wire gauge
          being often used and designated by the abbreviations
          B. W. G. and A. W. G. respectively.

   Wire gauze, a texture of finely interwoven wire, resembling
      gauze.

   Wire grass (Bot.), either of the two common grasses
      Eleusine Indica, valuable for hay and pasture, and {Poa
      compressa}, or blue grass. See Blue grass.

   Wire grub (Zool.), a wireworm.

   Wire iron, wire rods of iron.

   Wire lathing, wire cloth or wire netting applied in the
      place of wooden lathing for holding plastering.

   Wire mattress. See Wire bed, above.

   Wire micrometer, a micrometer having spider lines, or fine
      wires, across the field of the instrument.

   Wire nail, a nail formed of a piece of wire which is headed
      and pointed.

   Wire netting, a texture of woven wire coarser than ordinary
      wire gauze.

   Wire rod, a metal rod from which wire is formed by drawing.
      

   Wire rope, a rope formed wholly, or in great part, of
      wires.

   down to the wire, up to the last moment, as in a race or
      competition; as, the two front runners were neck-and-neck
      down to the wire. From wire[6].

   under the wire, just in time; shortly before the deadline;
      as, to file an application just under the wire.
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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Blue grass \Blue" grass`\ (Bot.)
   A species of grass (Poa compressa) with bluish green stems,
   valuable in thin gravelly soils; wire grass.
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   Kentucky blue grass, a species of grass (Poa pratensis)
      which has running rootstocks and spreads rapidly. It is
      valuable as a pasture grass, as it endures both winter and
      drought better than other kinds, and is very nutritious.
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