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mondo grass

[mon-doh]
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noun
  1. any of several plants belonging to the genus Ophiopogon, of the lily family, native to western Asia, especially O. japonicus, having grasslike leaves and lavender or white flowers.
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Origin of mondo grass

< New Latin (1763), an earlier genus name, of unexplained orig.
Also called lilyturf.
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