bear grass

noun

Definition of bear grass

: any of several plants (genera Yucca, Nolina, or Xerophyllum) of the lily or agave families chiefly of the southern and western U.S. with foliage resembling coarse blades of grass

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Recent Examples on the Web Kuhnhausen disappeared June 6 and her remains were discovered in a remote area of Larch Mountain on December 7 by someone gathering bear grass. Erin Donaghue, CBS News, "Advocates blast $750,000 bail for suspect in transgender teen's slaying," 3 Jan. 2020 The promotional order includes a 20-stem single-color bunch of tulips, with the option to add bear grass for a more lush looking bouquet. Elizabeth Gulino, House Beautiful, "You Can Order a 20-Stem Bunch of Tulips for $10 From Whole Foods This Mother’s Day," 7 May 2019 But its intricate layers demand close inspection, revealing a marvelous design that gets some of its elegance from a relatively spare mix of natural materials: cedar root, cedar bark and bear grass. Molly Glentzer, Houston Chronicle, "Art Daybook: Examining the ‘Ties That Bind’," 3 July 2018 The promotional order includes a 20-stem single-color bunch of tulips, with the option to add bear grass for a more lush looking bouquet. Elizabeth Gulino, House Beautiful, "You Can Order a 20-Stem Bunch of Tulips for $10 From Whole Foods This Mother’s Day," 7 May 2019 But its intricate layers demand close inspection, revealing a marvelous design that gets some of its elegance from a relatively spare mix of natural materials: cedar root, cedar bark and bear grass. Molly Glentzer, Houston Chronicle, "Art Daybook: Examining the ‘Ties That Bind’," 3 July 2018

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First Known Use of bear grass

1750, in the meaning defined above

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“Bear grass.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/bear%20grass. Accessed 30 Nov. 2020.

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