nut grass


: a perennial sedge (Cyperus rotundus) of wide distribution that has slender rootstocks bearing small edible tubers resembling nuts
also : a related sedge (C. esculentus)

Examples of nut grass in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Publishing their findings this month in the Journal of Archaeological Science, the team describes finding residues of oil, fat and beeswax—all of which would have been scentless bases for perfumes with fragrant ingredients like juniper berries and nut grass. Jane Recker, Smithsonian Magazine, 23 May 2022 In 2020, The Perfume Library launched Earthshine, a blend of the sedgy nagarmotha, or nut grass, mimosa, and the androgynous maulshree. Rachna Sachasinh, National Geographic, 4 Jan. 2021 One of Kent’s clients had a nut grass infestation after creating a California-friendly garden of native and drought-tolerant plants. Los Angeles Times, 23 Apr. 2020

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Word History

First Known Use

1750, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of nut grass was in 1750

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“Nut grass.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 18 May. 2024.

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