alkali grass


noun

a plant, Zigadenus elegans, of central and western North America, having tough, wiry, bluish-green leaves and greenish flowers.

Nearby words

  1. alkali,
  2. alkali blue,
  3. alkali denaturation test,
  4. alkali feldspar,
  5. alkali flat,
  6. alkali metal,
  7. alkali metals,
  8. alkali metaprotein,
  9. alkali reserve,
  10. alkali rock

Origin of alkali grass

An Americanism dating back to 1865–70

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