sword grass


: any of various grasses or sedges having leaves with a sharp or toothed edge

Example Sentences

Recent Examples on the Web Once above the sword grass—just before camp three, at 1,950 feet—the flora turns to waist-high ferns. Peter Frick-wright, Outside Online, 15 Jan. 2019 The hard part would be the glacially slow process of building trails through heavy jungle and aptly named sword grass. Peter Frick-wright, Outside Online, 15 Jan. 2019 The sword grass is thick and nasty stuff, like a cross between bamboo and corn. Peter Frick-wright, Outside Online, 15 Jan. 2019

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Word History

First Known Use

1598, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of sword grass was in 1598

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“Sword grass.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/sword%20grass. Accessed 4 Feb. 2023.

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