Origin of sparrowgrass
Examples from the Web for sparrowgrass
Historical Examples of sparrowgrass
I am very fond of sparrowgrass; say, asparagus, and pronounce it with the accent on par.Conversation
Andrew P. Peabody
Sparrowgrass: it is only the grossest ignorance which confounds this word with asparagus.
Look at old Pedro and Philippa over there, setting out that stuff that looks like sparrowgrass.West Wind Drift
George Barr McCutcheon
I can't tell from a sparrowgrass bed what church they belong to, but they're no idolaters.The Casting Away of Mrs. Lecks and Mrs. Aleshine
Frank R. Stockton
The remark of Mrs. Sparrowgrass induced me to turn about, and I found the new horse behaving in a most unaccountable manner.
- a dialect or popular name for asparagus