any of a genus (Zoysia) of creeping, wiry grasses, often used for lawns, esp. in warm, dry regions
Origin of zoysiaModL, altered after Zoisia, so named after Karl von Zois, 18th-c. German botanist
Any of several creeping grasses of the genus Zoysia, native to Southeast Asia and Australasia and widely cultivated for lawns.
Origin of zoysiaNew Latin Zoysia genus name after Karl von Zois zu Laubach (1756-1800?), Austrian botanist