Definition of lemongrass
: a grass (Cymbopogon citratus) of robust habit native to southern India and Ceylon that is grown in tropical regions for its lemon-scented foliage used as a seasoning and that is the source of an aromatic essential oil; also : its foliage
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The soft, dense, and mildly sweet butter bread here is particularly special to Gaspard, with a cup of steaming tea made from local lemongrass and a smattering of ingredients found in the bush.
Note: Look for lemongrass stalks in the spice aisle.
Taste: This wheat ale, brewed with lemongrass, is a bit on the thin side but has a decent smack of Lemondrop hops on the finish.
Pinwheels of lime and orange slices float along the surface of the steamy water, alongside shredded ginger stalks of lemongrass, and crystals of sea salt.
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