Definition of "zacate" [zacate]

  • In Mexico, the southwestern United States, Guam, and the Philippines, a name applied to grasses, especially to those used for hay or fresh forage. Under this name the rice-grass, Homalocenchrus hexandrus, a grass of Mexican origin, is cultivated in the Philippines for fodder. See rice-grass. (noun)

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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."