SK 1) kusha grass; 2) city of Kusha [IW]
sacred grass used in certain religious ceremonies, poa cynosuroides, grass with long stalks and numerous pointed leaves, a city [JV]
See also Durva Grass.
[Skt] 1) kusha grass [sacred grass poa cynosuroides, gra ma can, sweet, astringent, body heat neutral, by its power tshe ring du sring ba &, lus zungs rgyas par byed syn: khrus rtswa, ngan sel, mchod sbyin rgyan, dag byed, bdud 'dul ldan, gtsang byed, rtswa mchog, rtswa dbang, sa gnas, ngan sel; 2) a city). [IW]
kuśa grass (English: halfa grass, botanical name: Desmostachya bipinnata; a famous type of grass considered sacred in Buddhism and other Indian religions, and often used in rituals) [Erick Tsiknopoulos]