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 for grass
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Grass \Grass\ (gr[.a]s), n. [OE. gras, gres, gers, AS, gr[ae]s,
     g[ae]rs; akin to OFries. gres, gers, OS., D., G., Icel., &
     Goth. gras, Dan. gr[ae]s, Sw. gr[aum]s, and prob. to E.
     green, grow. Cf. Graze.]
     1. Popularly: Herbage; the plants which constitute the food
        of cattle and other beasts; pasture.
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     2. (Bot.) An endogenous plant having simple leaves, a stem
        generally jointed and tubular, the husks or glumes in
        pairs, and the seed single.
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     Note: This definition includes wheat, rye, oats, barley,
           etc., and excludes clover and some other plants which
           are commonly called by the name of grass. The grasses
           form a numerous family of plants.
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     3. The season of fresh grass; spring. [Colloq.]
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              Two years old next grass.             --Latham.
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     4. Metaphorically used for what is transitory.
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              Surely the people is grass.           --Is. xl. 7.
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     5. Marijuana. [Slang]
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     Note: The following list includes most of the grasses of the
           United States of special interest, except cereals. Many
           of these terms will be found with definitions in the
           Vocabulary. See Illustrations in Appendix.

From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Grass \Grass\, v. t. [imp. & p. p. Grassed; p. pr. & vb. n.
     Grassing.]
     1. To cover with grass or with turf.
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     2. To expose, as flax, on the grass for bleaching, etc.
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     3. To bring to the grass or ground; to land; as, to grass a
        fish. [Colloq.]
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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Grass \Grass\, v. i.
     To produce grass. [R.] --Tusser.
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From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :

  grass
      n 1: narrow-leaved green herbage: grown as lawns; used as
           pasture for grazing animals; cut and dried as hay
      2: German writer of novels and poetry and plays (born 1927)
         [syn: Grass, Gunter Grass, Gunter Wilhelm Grass]
      3: a police informer who implicates many people [syn:
         supergrass, grass]
      4: bulky food like grass or hay for browsing or grazing horses
         or cattle [syn: eatage, forage, pasture, pasturage,
         grass]
      5: street names for marijuana [syn: pot, grass, green
         goddess, dope, weed, gage, sess, sens, smoke,
         skunk, locoweed, Mary Jane]
      v 1: shoot down, of birds
      2: cover with grass; "The owners decided to grass their
         property"
      3: spread out clothes on the grass to let it dry and bleach
      4: cover with grass [syn: grass, grass over]
      5: feed with grass
      6: give away information about somebody; "He told on his
         classmate who had cheated on the exam" [syn: denounce,
         tell on, betray, give away, rat, grass, shit,
         shop, snitch, stag]

From Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0 :

  176 Moby Thesaurus words for "grass":
     Bengal grass, DET, DMT, English rye grass, Italian rye grass,
     Kentucky bluegrass, LSD, Mary Jane, STP, THC, acid, aftergrass,
     alfilaria, antidepressant, ataractic, bamboo, barley, beach grass,
     beard grass, bent, bent grass, betray, black bent, bluegrass,
     board, bog grass, boo, bread, buckwheat, buffalo grass, bulrush,
     bunch grass, campo, canary grass, cane, cannabis, cereal,
     cereal plant, corn, cotton grass, crab grass, diethyltryptamine,
     dimethyltryptamine, dine, farinaceous plant, feather grass, feed,
     flyaway grass, fodder, fog, forage, forage grass,
     four-leaved grass, gage, ganja, give away, grain,
     graminaceous plant, grass veld, grasses, grassland, gratify, graze,
     grazing, hallucinogen, hash, hashish, hassock grass, haugh,
     haughland, hay, hemp, horsetail, inform, informer, joint, kava,
     lawn grass, lea, little quaking grass, llano, lovegrass, maize,
     marijuana, mead, meadow, meadow fescue, meadow foxtail,
     meadow grass, meadow land, meat, mescal, mescal bean,
     mescal button, mescaline, mess, millet, mind-altering drug,
     mind-blowing drug, mind-expanding drug, morning glory seeds,
     myrtle grass, nark, oats, ornamental grass, paddy,
     palm-leaved grass, pampa, pampas, pampas grass, papyrus, park,
     pasturage, pasture, pasture land, peach, peppergrass, peyote, pot,
     prairie, provision, psilocin, psilocybin, psychedelic,
     psychic energizer, psychoactive drug, psychochemical,
     psychotomimetic, range, rat, reed, reefer, regale, ribbon grass,
     rice, roach, rush, rye, satisfy, savanna, scutch, sedge, sell out,
     sesame, sesame grass, snitch, sorghum, squeak, squeal, squealer,
     steppe, steppeland, stick, stoolie, striped grass, sugar cane,
     sustain, swale, switch grass, sword grass, tattle, tea, traitor,
     tranquilizer, tufted hair grass, vega, veld, weed, wheat,
     wild oats, wine and dine, wire grass, woolly beard grass,
     worm grass, zebra grass, zoysia
  
  

From Easton's 1897 Bible Dictionary :

  Grass
     (1.) Heb. hatsir, ripe grass fit for mowing (1 Kings 18:5; Job
     40:15; Ps. 104:14). As the herbage rapidly fades under the
     scorching sun, it is used as an image of the brevity of human
     life (Isa. 40:6, 7; Ps. 90:5). In Num. 11:5 this word is
     rendered "leeks."
     
       (2.) Heb. deshe', green grass (Gen. 1:11, 12; Isa. 66:14;
     Deut. 32:2). "The sickly and forced blades of grass which spring
     up on the flat plastered roofs of houses in the East are used as
     an emblem of speedy destruction, because they are small and
     weak, and because, under the scorching rays of the sun, they
     soon wither away" (2 Kings 19:26; Ps. 129:6; Isa. 37:27).
     
       The dry stalks of grass were often used as fuel for the oven
     (Matt. 6:30; 13:30; Luke 12:28).
     

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