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feather grass

feath·er grass
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Transcription

    • US Pronunciation
    • US IPA
    • UK Pronunciation
    • UK IPA
    • [feth -er gras, grahs]
    • /ˈfɛð ər græs, grɑs/
    • /ˈfeðə(r) ɡrɑːs/
    • US Pronunciation
    • US IPA
    • [feth -er gras, grahs]
    • /ˈfɛð ər græs, grɑs/

Definitions of feather grass words

  • noun feather grass any American grass of the genus Stipa, having a feathery appendage. 1
  • noun feather grass a perennial grass, Stipa pennata, native to the steppes of Europe and N Asia, cultivated as an ornament for its feathery inflorescence 0

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Origin of feather grass

First appearance:

before 1770
One of the 46% newest English words
First recorded in 1770-80

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Parts of speech for Feather grass

noun
adjective
verb
adverb
pronoun
preposition
conjunction
determiner
exclamation

feather grass popularity

A pretty common term. Usually people know it’s meaning, but prefer to use a more spread out synonym. About 34% of English native speakers know the meaning and use word.
According to our data about 73% of words is more used. This is a rare but used term. It occurs in the pages of specialized literature and in the speech of educated people.

feather grass usage trend in Literature

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