any of a genus (Bouteloua) of native range grasses of the western U.S.
also grama grass
Origin of gramaSpanish ; from Classical Latin gramen, grass
Any of various grasses of the genus Bouteloua of western North America and South America, forming dense tufts or mats and often used as pasturage.
Origin of gramaAmerican Spanish, from Spanish, Bermuda grass, quitch grass, from Latin grāmen, grāmin-, grass.
(countable and uncountable, plural gramas)
- A type of grass, Bouteloua oligostachya