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sparrowgrass

[spar-oh-gras, -grahs] /ˈspær oʊˌgræs, -ˌgrɑs/
noun, Informal.
1.
Origin of sparrowgrass
1650-1660
First recorded in 1650-60; by folk etymology
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sparrowgrass

/ˈspærəʊˌɡrɑːs/
noun
1.
a dialect or popular name for asparagus
Word Origin
C17: variant of asparagus, associated by folk etymology with sparrow and grass
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