nutgrass
nutgrass ut"grass`, nut grass ut" grass`, n.(Bot.), A widely distributed perennial plant of the Sedge family ({Cyperus rotundus}, var. Hydra), which has slender rootstocks bearing small, edible, nutlike tubers, by which the plant multiplies exceedingly, especially in cotton fields.

Syn: nutsedge, nut sedge, {Cyperus rotundus}. [1913 Webster + WordNet 1.5]


The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

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