star grass

noun

Definition of star grass

1 : any of a genus (Hypoxis of the family Hypoxidaceae) of grasslike perennial herbs with small star-shaped white or yellow flowers
2 : either of two colicroots (Aletris farinosa and A. aurea)

First Known Use of star grass

1687, in the meaning defined at sense 1

Keep scrolling for more

Learn More about star grass

Statistics for star grass

Time Traveler for star grass

The first known use of star grass was in 1687

See more words from the same year

More from Merriam-Webster on star grass

Rhyming Dictionary: Words that rhyme with star grass

Comments on star grass

What made you want to look up star grass? Please tell us where you read or heard it (including the quote, if possible).

WORD OF THE DAY

concealed or difficult to comprehend

Get Word of the Day daily email!

Test Your Vocabulary

Pass the Little Ribbons: A Pasta Word Quiz

  • rotelle pasta
  • Match the pasta to its meaning in English: Rotelle
Spell It

Can you spell these 10 commonly misspelled words?

TAKE THE QUIZ
Add Diction

Test Your Knowledge - and learn some interesting things along the way.

TAKE THE QUIZ
Love words? Need even more definitions?

Subscribe to America's largest dictionary and get thousands more definitions and advanced search—ad free!