- any of various grasses or plants having swordlike or sharp leaves, as the sword lily.
Origin of sword grass
First recorded in 1590–1600
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Examples from the Web for sword grass
On the oat-grass and the sword-grass, and the bulrush in the pool.
At their side walked a body-guard of eight hoppers, armed with pistils, and having side-arms of sword-grass.Japanese Fairy World
William Elliot Griffis
At the end of each foot-stalk is a leaf about the size of a great cabbage-leaf, snipt half round like a sword-grass.
The inner part of the isle is covered with a sort of sword-grass, very green, and of a great length.
- any of various grasses and other plants having sword-shaped sharp leaves
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