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a giant South American grass (Cortaderia selloana) cultivated for use as an ornamental and for its large, plumelike, silvery or pinkish panicles used in bouquets
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The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th edition Copyright © 2010 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.
A grass (Cortaderia selloana) of southern South America, having silvery plumes and growing in large clumps more than three meters (ten feet) tall.
Origin: After the Pampas.