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mondo grass

[ mon-doh ]
/ ˈmɒn doʊ /
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noun

any of several plants belonging to the genus Ophiopogon, of the lily family, native to western Asia, especially O. japonicus, having grasslike leaves and lavender or white flowers.

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Also called lilyturf.

Origin of mondo grass

From New Latin (1763), an earlier genus name, of unexplained origin
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