nut grass

noun

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)

First Known Use of nut grass

1750, in the meaning defined above

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“Nut grass.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/nut%20grass. Accessed 30 Mar. 2020.

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