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), 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