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sweet grass

  1. any of several fragrant plants, as manna grass or the sweet flag.
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Origin of sweet grass

First recorded in 1570–80
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Examples from the Web for sweet grass

Historical Examples

  • I have bought a little beauty, made of sweet-grass, to carry home to you.

    Harper's Young People, September 14, 1880


  • The fernery was flanked by two other handwoven baskets of sweet-grass.

    Girl Scouts in the Adirondacks

    Lillian Elizabeth Roy

  • It was made of sweet-grass, it was oblong, and had a cover and long handles.

  • But it was on the Princess's counter that they saw the sweet-grass basket.

  • His forehead was bound with a wreath of sweet-grass, and he carried a bunch of fragrant flowers in his hand.

    Good Stories For Great Holidays

    Frances Jenkins Olcott

British Dictionary definitions for sweet grass

sweet grass

  1. an aromatic grass (Hierochloe odorata), traditionally used in Native American rituals
  2. See flote grass
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