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sweet grass

any of several fragrant plants, as manna grass or the sweet flag.
Origin of sweet grass
First recorded in 1570-80 Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2018.
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Historical Examples
  • The smell of clover and sweet grass came to her open window.

    Clematis Bertha B. Cobb
  • I will gather him a handful of sweet grass and then he will go on.

    Wulnoth the Wanderer Herbert Escott-Inman
  • Then he rose, and tossed a handful of sweet grass upon the fire.

    Three Sioux Scouts Elmer Russell Gregor
  • An I wisht there could be some babies tumblin round in the sweet grass.

    In Wild Rose Time Amanda M. Douglas
  • One by one the buffalo fell upon the sweet grass they were grazing.

    Old Indian Legends Zitkala-Sa
  • sweet grass was tender as a sister as she asked these questions and many others.

    Timid Hare Mary Hazelton Wade
  • She wanted to catch sweet grass alone and yet as if she had come upon her by accident.

    Timid Hare Mary Hazelton Wade
  • Soon afterwards sweet grass herself sought the medicine man.

    Timid Hare Mary Hazelton Wade
  • "I will take his dog," sweet grass promised her sad little maid.

    Timid Hare Mary Hazelton Wade
  • Could it be that sweet grass had sent some of the village boys out after her?

    Timid Hare Mary Hazelton Wade
British Dictionary definitions for sweet grass

sweet grass

an aromatic grass (Hierochloe odorata), traditionally used in Native American rituals
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
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