sweet grass

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

Origin of sweet grass

First recorded in 1570–80

Words Nearby sweet grass

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How to use sweet grass in a sentence

  • He was tossing small handfuls of dried sweet-grass upon the embers, and droning some sort of medicine-song.

    Running Fox | Elmer Russell Gregor

British Dictionary definitions for sweet grass

sweet grass

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

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