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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. 2017.
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  • You catch the sea-woman when she comes up the sand to eat the sweet grass on shore.

  • Soon afterwards sweet grass herself sought the medicine man.

    Timid Hare Mary Hazelton Wade
  • To the north the sweet grass Mountains loomed, a black mass against the sky, while all about the world was carpeted with snow.

    Ted Strong in Montana Edward C. Taylor
  • "I will take his dog," sweet grass promised her sad little maid.

    Timid Hare Mary Hazelton Wade
  • One by one the buffalo fell upon the sweet grass they were grazing.

    Old Indian Legends Zitkala-Sa
  • Could it be that sweet grass had sent some of the village boys out after her?

    Timid Hare Mary Hazelton Wade
  • I will gather him a handful of sweet grass and then he will go on.

    Wulnoth the Wanderer Herbert Escott-Inman
  • Away from my breath of snow and sweet grass, thou wilt droop, little soul.

  • From under the boys' feet rose the fragrance of sweet grass and pennyroyal.

    Jim Spurling, Fisherman Albert Walter Tolman
  • Dobbin was still munching the sweet grass as far around him as his rope would permit.

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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