(noun)InMexico, the southwesternUnitedStates,Guam, and the Philippines, a nameapplied to grasses,especially to those used for hay or freshforage.Under this name the rice-grass, Homalocenchrus hexandrus, a grass of Mexicanorigin,iscultivatedin the Philippines for fodder.See rice-grass.
Use "zacate" in a sentence
"Samantha Robinson, 12, of Spokane, Washington, competing for the fourth time, misspelled "zacate" (a grassy plant)."
"The name El Zacatón comes from the floating islands of grass (zacate) which blow across this lake from one side to the other with the wind."
"The hunter-gatherers called zacatecos, after the zacate (straw thatch) that covered the roofs of their conical dwellings, foraged for fruit and edible roots and hunted small animals."