any of various grasslike plants having star-shaped flowers or a starlike arrangement of leaves, as the North American plant, Hypoxis hirsuta, of the amaryllis family.
Origin of star grass
First recorded in 1680–90
Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019
Examples from the Web for star grass
Historical Examples of star grass
Star-grass, queries Pitcairn; but is it not rather fox-tree—fox-glove?
The whole was thatched with star-grass or sea-reed, blackened with smoke and moisture.
Her eyes, blue as the little fairy blossoms of the star-grass now, were breeze blown in the meadow of her gladness.
British Dictionary definitions for star grass
any of various temperate and tropical plants of the amaryllidaceous genus Hypoxis, having long grasslike leaves and yellow star-shaped flowers
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