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  6  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Ray  grass  \Ray"  grass`\,  [Etymol.  of  ray  is  uncertain.]  (Bot.) 
  A  perennial  European  grass  ({Lolium  perenne});  --  called  also 
  {rye  grass},  and  {red  darnel}.  See  {Darnel},  and  {Grass}. 
 
  {Italian}  {ray,  or  rye},  {grass}.  See  {Darnel},  and  {Grass}. 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Grass  \Grass\,  n.  [OE.  gras,  gres,  gers,  AS  gr[ae]s,  g[ae]rs; 
  akin  to  OFries  gres,  gers,  OS.,  D.,  G.,  Icel.,  &  Goth.  gras, 
  Dan.  gr[ae]s,  Sw  gr[aum]s,  and  prob.  to  E.  green,  grow.  Cf 
  {Graze}.] 
  1.  Popularly:  Herbage;  the  plants  which  constitute  the  food 
  of  cattle  and  other  beasts;  pasture. 
 
  2.  (Bot.)  An  endogenous  plant  having  simple  leaves,  a  stem 
  generally  jointed  and  tubular,  the  husks  or  glumes  in 
  pairs,  and  the  seed  single. 
 
  Note:  This  definition  includes  wheat,  rye,  oats,  barley, 
  etc.,  and  excludes  clover  and  some  other  plants  which 
  are  commonly  called  by  the  name  of  grass.  The  grasses 
  form  a  numerous  family  of  plants. 
 
  3.  The  season  of  fresh  grass;  spring.  [Colloq.] 
 
  Two  years  old  next  grass.  --Latham. 
 
  4.  Metaphorically  used  for  what  is  transitory. 
 
  Surely  the  people  is  grass.  --Is.  xl  7. 
 
  Note:  The  following  list  includes  most  of  the  grasses  of  the 
  United  States  of  special  interest,  except  cereals.  Many 
  of  these  terms  will  be  found  with  definitions  in  the 
  Vocabulary.  See  Illustrations  in  Appendix. 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Grass  \Grass\,  v.  t.  [imp.  &  p.  p.  {Grassed};  p.  pr  &  vb  n. 
  {Grassing}.] 
  1.  To  cover  with  grass  or  with  turf. 
 
  2.  To  expose,  as  flax,  on  the  grass  for  bleaching,  etc 
 
  3.  To  bring  to  the  grass  or  ground;  to  land;  as  to  grass  a 
  fish.  [Colloq.] 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Grass  \Grass\,  v.  i. 
  To  produce  grass.  [R.]  --Tusser. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  grass 
  n  1:  narrow-leaved  green  herbage:  grown  as  lawns;  used  as  pasture 
  for  grazing  animals;  cut  and  dried  as  hay 
  2:  a  strong-smelling  plant  from  whose  dried  leaves  a  number  of 
  euphoriant  and  hallucinogenic  drugs  are  prepared  [syn:  {marijuana}, 
  {marihuana},  {ganja},  {pot},  {dope},  {weed},  {gage},  {sess}, 
  {sens},  {skunk},  {Mary-Jane},  {Cannabis  sativa}] 
  3:  animal  food  for  browsing  or  grazing  [syn:  {eatage},  {forage}, 
  {pasture},  {pasturage}] 
  4:  the  dried  leaves  of  the  hemp  plant;  smoked  or  chewed  for 
  euphoric  effect  [syn:  {cannabis},  {marijuana},  {ganja},  {pot}, 
  {marihuana},  {dope},  {weed},  {gage},  {sess},  {sens},  {smoke}, 
  {skunk},  {Mary  Jane}] 
  v  1:  shoot  down  of  birds 
  2:  cover  with  grass,  as  of  a  piece  of  land 
  3:  spread  out  clothes  on  the  grass  to  let  it  dry  and  bleach 
  4:  cover  with  grass  [syn:  {grass  over}] 
  5:  feed  with  grass 
  6:  give  away  information  about  somebody;  "He  told  on  his 
  classmate  who  had  cheated  on  the  exam"  [syn:  {denounce},  {tell 
  on},  {betray},  {give  away},  {rat},  {peach},  {shit},  {shop}, 
  {snitch},  {stag}] 
 
  From  Easton's  1897  Bible  Dictionary  [easton]: 
 
  Grass 
  (1.)  Heb.  hatsir  ripe  grass  fit  for  mowing  (1  Kings  18:5;  Job 
  40:15;  Ps  104:14).  As  the  herbage  rapidly  fades  under  the 
  scorching  sun,  it  is  used  as  an  image  of  the  brevity  of  human 
  life  (Isa.  40:6,  7;  Ps  90:5).  In  Num.  11:5  this  word  is 
  rendered  "leeks." 
 
  (2.)  Heb.  deshe',  green  grass  (Gen.  1:11,  12;  Isa.  66:14; 
  Deut.  32:2).  "The  sickly  and  forced  blades  of  grass  which  spring 
  up  on  the  flat  plastered  roofs  of  houses  in  the  East  are  used  as 
  an  emblem  of  speedy  destruction,  because  they  are  small  and 
  weak,  and  because  under  the  scorching  rays  of  the  sun,  they 
  soon  wither  away"  (2  Kings  19:26;  Ps  129:6;  Isa.  37:27). 
 
  The  dry  stalks  of  grass  were  often  used  as  fuel  for  the  oven 
  (Matt.  6:30;  13:30;  Luke  12:28). 
 




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