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GRAS

abbr.
generally recognized as safe (US Food and Drug Administration label)

GRAS

abbreviation for generally recognized as safe.

generally recognized as safe

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GRAS

A food or herbal additive that has not been formally evaluated by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) but, on the basis of long experience in its use or the testimony of experts, is thought not to cause harm when it is consumed.
References in classic literature ?
No one can get over the fence and all the fruits of the earth are destroyed, nothing left but these wild things, these grasses.
As she sat there this day before The Sheik's goatskin tent, fashioning a skirt of grasses for Geeka, The Sheik appeared suddenly approaching.
If he could catch his fellow apes with his long arm of many grasses, why not Sabor, the lioness?
Crouching beside the brook, I waited until one of the diminutive purple whales rose to nibble at the long grasses which overhung the water, and then, like the beast of prey that man really is, I sprang upon my victim, appeasing my hunger while he yet wriggled to escape.
His savage eyes blazed into the direction from which the wind had borne down the warning to him and a moment later the grasses at one side of the clearing parted and Numa, the lion, strode majestically into view.
The grasses where Numa lay were very still now--ominously still.
Birds flew through the air and cunning white rabbits darted amongst the tall grasses and green bushes; Dorothy noticed even the ants toiling busily along the roadway, bearing gigantic loads of clover seed; but of people there were none at all.
We went over fields, crossed by spidery trails of gray fences, where the withered grasses stuck forlornly up through the snow; we lingered for a time in a group of hill pines, great, majestic tree-creatures, friends of evening stars; and finally struck into the belt of fir and maple which intervened between Carlisle and Baywater.
They must have led me a mile or more at least before they again halted and commenced to browse upon the rank, luxuriant grasses.
She looked pale and tired, and she gave a little sigh as she dropped down on the grasses beside a great bed of daffodils that were gleaming through the pale, silvery twilight like golden stars.
Hence, if any one species of grass were to go on varying, and those varieties were continually selected which differed from each other in at all the same manner as distinct species and genera of grasses differ from each other, a greater number of individual plants of this species of grass, including its modified descendants, would succeed in living on the same piece of ground.
In the southern provinces of France, magnificent forests, intwined by arborescent grasses and with the trees loaded with parasitical plants, would hide the face of the land.