dekgras, noun

Origin:
AfrikaansShow more Afrikaans, dek to cover + gras grass.
Any of several species of grass of the Poaceae (subfamily Panicoidae) used for thatching. See also Tambookie noun sense 2.
1931 E.P. Phillips S. Afr. Grasses 76Dekgras..Schizachyrium semiberbe (Waterberg).
1934 C.P. Swart Supplement to Pettman. 40Dekgras,..The popular name of the Schizachyrium semiberbe, a common and useful thatching grass in the Waterberg district.
1966 C.A. Smith Common Names 198Dekgras, Schizachyrium semiberbe..a tall, tufted, perennial grass, used by farmers and natives for thatching..huts and kraals.
1991 G.E. Gibbs Russell et al. Grasses of Sn Afr. 293Sehima galpinii..Dekgras.
Any of several species of grass of the Poaceae (subfamily Panicoidae) used for thatching.
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