n., Hilo grass (Paspalum conjugatum), a creeping perennial from tropical America. Though it is a coarse, weedy grass, it may serve as a lawn grass. It spreads rapidly and has become a pest because cattle do not eat it and it smothers slower-growing, desirable plants, especially in native forests. It first appeared in Hilo, Hawaiʻi, about 1840.
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