nut grass


Definition of 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 In 2020, The Perfume Library launched Earthshine, a blend of the sedgy nagarmotha, or nut grass, mimosa, and the androgynous maulshree. Travel, 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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First Known Use of nut grass

1750, in the meaning defined above

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“Nut grass.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 3 Jul. 2022.

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