grama

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See also: -grama

English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Borrowing from Spanish grama (grass), from Latin grāmina, plural of grāmen (grass).

Pronunciation[edit]

  • (UK) IPA(key): /ˈɡɹɑːmə/, /ˈɡɹamə/

Noun[edit]

grama (countable and uncountable, plural gramas)

  1. Various species of grass in the genus Bouteloua, including Bouteloua gracilis
    • 2005, Tom Drury, "Path Lights", in The New Yorker, 17 October 2005
      Every few years, Ingrid goes back to take a look, even though all that’s left is the old bleached shell of a house, surrounded by blue grama grass and tall trees with pale bark and waxy leaves.
    • 2013, Philipp Meyer, The Son, Simon & Schuster 2014, p. 95:
      The grass was thick around us, grama and bluestem, more than could ever be eaten.

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Italian[edit]

Adjective[edit]

grama f

  1. feminine singular of gramo

Old English[edit]

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Etymology[edit]

From Proto-Germanic *gramô. Cognate with Old Saxon gramo, Old Saxon gremi, Old High German gramo, Old Norse gremi. Akin also to Old English gram (angry, cruel, fierce), Old English grimm, grim (fierce, savage).

Noun[edit]

grama m (nominative plural graman)

  1. anger, rage; trouble
  2. demonic spirit, devil, demon; imp, puck

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Portuguese[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

  • Rhymes: -ama
  • Hyphenation: gra‧ma

Etymology 1[edit]

Noun[edit]

grama f (plural gramas)

  1. grass
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Etymology 2[edit]

Noun[edit]

grama m or f (nonstandard) (plural gramas)

  1. gram (unit of mass)
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Spanish[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

  • Hyphenation: gra‧ma

Noun[edit]

grama f (uncountable)

  1. grass (mostly varieties intended for cattle fodder)
  2. lawn