purple nutsedge

variants: or less commonly purple nut grass

Definition of purple nutsedge

: nut grass sense 1a Cyperus rotundus, commonly known as purple nutsedge or nutgrass, is considered one of the world's worst invasive weeds.— Ranjodh Singh, The New York Times, 19 Aug. 2014

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First Known Use of purple nutsedge

1988, in the meaning defined above

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“Purple nutsedge.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/purple%20nutsedge. Accessed 27 Oct. 2020.

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