star grass


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

Examples of star grass in a Sentence

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Word History

First Known Use

1687, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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The first known use of star grass was in 1687

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“Star grass.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 24 Sep. 2023.

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