- 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.
Origin of mondo grass
< New Latin (1763), an earlier genus name, of unexplained orig.
Also called lilyturf.
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