elk grass


noun

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Definition for elk-grass (2 of 2)

bear grass

noun

Also called elk grass. a tall, western North American plant, Xerophyllum tenax, of the lily family, having narrow leaves and a dense, broad cluster of tiny white flowers.
any of several other plants having linear, grasslike leaves, as those of the genera Nolina and Dasylirion.

Origin of bear grass

An Americanism dating back to 1740–50
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