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noun
  1. any of various grasslike plants having star-shaped flowers or a starlike arrangement of leaves, as the North American plant, Hypoxis hirsuta, of the amaryllis family.

Origin of star grass

First recorded in 1680–90
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Historical Examples

  • Star-grass, queries Pitcairn; but is it not rather fox-tree—fox-glove?

    Witch Stories</p>

    E. Lynn (Elizabeth Lynn) Linton

  • The whole was thatched with star-grass or sea-reed, blackened with smoke and moisture.

  • Her eyes, blue as the little fairy blossoms of the star-grass now, were breeze blown in the meadow of her gladness.

    Pemrose Lorry, Camp Fire Girl</p>

    Isabel Katherine Hornibrook


British Dictionary definitions for star grass

star grass

noun
  1. any of various temperate and tropical plants of the amaryllidaceous genus Hypoxis, having long grasslike leaves and yellow star-shaped flowers
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