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

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“Star grass.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/star%20grass. Accessed 16 Jan. 2021.

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