deer grass


noun

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Origin of deer grass

An Americanism dating back to 1775–85
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Example sentences from the Web for deer grass

  • By its side grew clumps of deer-grass, with its purple-pink petals and masses of orange-colored stamens.

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British Dictionary definitions for deer grass

deergrass
/ (ˈdɪəˌɡrɑːs) /

noun

a perennial cyperaceous plant, Trichophorum caespitosum, that grows in dense tufts in peat bogs of temperate regions
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