zoysia

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

After Carl von Zoys zu Laubach, Austrian botanist.

Noun[edit]

zoysia (plural zoysias)

  1. Any of a genus (Zoysia) of creeping perennial grasses of southern Asia and New Zealand having fine wiry leaves and including some suitable for lawn grasses, especially in warm regions.
    • 1957 August 1, Popular Mechanics[1], volume 108, number 2, page 220:
      In areas farther north, zoysias will live but will not spread. Zoysias need bright, hot sunlight.

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