- any of several fragrant plants, as manna grass or the sweet flag.
Origin of sweet grass
First recorded in 1570–80
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Examples from the Web for sweet grass
I have bought a little beauty, made of sweet-grass, to carry home to you.
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
- an aromatic grass (Hierochloe odorata), traditionally used in Native American rituals
- See flote grass
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