nut grass


either of two sedges, Cyperus rotundus or C. esculentus, that have small, nutlike tubers and are often troublesome weeds.

Nearby words

  1. nusa tenggara,
  2. nusku,
  3. nut,
  4. nut case,
  5. nut dash,
  6. nut house,
  7. nut key,
  8. nut oil,
  9. nut pine,
  10. nut quad

Origin of nut grass

An Americanism dating back to 1765–75

Also called nut sedge. Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019