grass-of-Parnassus
grass-of-Parnassus grass-of-Parnassus n. Any of various usually evergreen bog plants of the genus {Parnassia} having broad smooth basal leaves and a single pale buttercuplike flower.

Syn: parnassia, grass of Parnassus. [WordNet 1.5]


The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

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  • grass of Parnassus — see under ↑Parnassus • • • Main Entry: ↑grass grass of Parnassus A white flowered plant of wet moors (Parnassia palustris), of the saxifrage family • • • Main Entry: ↑Parnassus …   Useful english dictionary

  • Grass of Parnassus — Grass Grass, n. [OE. gras, gres, gers, AS, gr[ae]s, g[ae]rs; akin to OFries. gres, gers, OS., D., G., Icel., & Goth. gras, Dan. gr[ae]s, Sw. gr[aum]s, and prob. to E. green, grow. Cf. {Graze}.] 1. Popularly: Herbage; the plants which constitute… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Grass of Parnassus — Parnassus Par*nas sus, n. [L., fr. Gr. ?.] (Anc. Geog. & Gr. Myth.) A mountain in Greece, sacred to Apollo and the Muses, and famous for a temple of Apollo and for the Castalian spring. [1913 Webster] {Grass of Parnassus}. (Bot.) See under… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Grass of Parnassus — Taxobox name = Grass of Parnassus image width = 200px image caption = Parnassia palustris regnum = Plantae divisio = Magnoliophyta classis = Magnoliopsida ordo = Celastrales familia = Parnassiaceae genus = Parnassia subdivision ranks = Species… …   Wikipedia

  • grass of Parnassus —       (Parnassia), any of about 15 species of low perennial herbs, in the family Parnassiaceae, distributed throughout the Northern Hemisphere. The plants grow in tufts and bear white, greenish white, or yellow flowers. Five sterile stamens… …   Universalium

  • grass-of-parnassus — grass of par·nas·sus …   English syllables

  • grass-of-Parnassus — noun any of various usually evergreen bog plants of the genus Parnassia having broad smooth basal leaves and a single pale flower resembling a buttercup • Syn: ↑parnassia • Hypernyms: ↑marsh plant, ↑bog plant, ↑swamp plant • Hyponyms: ↑bog star,… …   Useful english dictionary

  • grass of Parnassus — noun any of the genus Parnassia, family Saxifragaceae or Parnassiaceae, perennials of marshy areas, having broad, smooth leaves and single pale flowers …   Australian English dictionary

  • grass-of-Parnassus — /gras euhv pahr nas euhs, grahs /, n. any plant belonging to the genus Parnassia, of the saxifrage family, growing in marshy areas, having broad, smooth leaves and a single, pale flower. * * * …   Universalium

  • grass of Parnassus — noun a northern plant of damp meadows, with a solitary white flower. [Parnassia palustris.] …   English new terms dictionary

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