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Etymology

From Old English græs, from Proto-Germanic, from the same Proto-Indo-European root as grow and green.

Pronunciation

Noun

Grass.

Singular
grass

Plural
es

grass (es)
  1. (Template loop detected: Template:context 1) Any plant of the family Poaceae, characterized by leaves that arise from nodes in the stem, wrap around it for a distance, and leave, especially those grown as ground cover rather than for grain.
  2. A lawn.
  3. (Template loop detected: Template:context 1) Marijuana.
  4. (slang) An informer, police informer; one who betrays a group (of criminals, etc) to the authorities.

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Verb

Infinitive
to grass

Third person singular
grass

Simple past
-

Past participle
-

Present participle
es

to grass (third-person singular simple present grass, present participle es, simple past and past participle -)
  1. (transitive) To lay out on the grass; to knock down (an opponent etc.).
    • 1893, Arthur Conan Doyle, ‘The Naval Treaty’, Norton 2005, p.709:
      He flew at me with his knife, and I had to grass him twice, and got a cut over the knuckles, before I had the upper hand of him.
  2. (Template loop detected: Template:context 1) To act as a grass or informer, to betray; to report on (criminals etc) to the authorities.

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Romansch

Etymology

From [[w:Template:lang:la language|Template:lang:la]][[Category:rm:Template:lang:la derivations]] crassus. Compare French graisse.

Noun

grass m.

  1. fat

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