blinkaar, noun

Forms:
Also blinkhaar.
Origin:
AfrikaansShow more Afrikaans, blink shining + aar spikelet, ear.
In full blinkaar grass: the silvery grass Stipagrostis uniplumis of the Poaceae (sub-family Arundinoideae). See also Bushman grass.
1968 G. Croudace Silver Grass 8His private cattle stood knee-deep in the fine shining grass. This was the grass that the Boer hunters called blinkhaar, likening it to the gleaming hair of the blonde daughters they had left behind in South Africa.
1975 W.B. Miller in Std Encycl. of Sn Afr. XI. 321Vegetation is very sparse and consists of arid shrub grass-land and some good stands of blinkaar grass (Aristida uniplumis).
the silvery grass Stipagrostis uniplumis of the Poaceae (sub-family Arundinoideae).
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