nut grass
noun Date: 1775 a perennial sedge (Cyperus rotundus) of wide distribution that has slender rootstocks bearing small edible tubers resembling nuts; also a related sedge (C. esculentus)

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  • Nut grass — Nut Nut (n[u^]t), n. [OE. nute, note, AS. hnutu; akin to D. noot, G. nuss, OHG. nuz, Icel. hnot, Sw. n[ o]t, Dan. n[ o]d.] [1913 Webster] 1. (Bot.) The fruit of certain trees and shrubs (as of the almond, walnut, hickory, beech, filbert, etc.),… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • nut-grass — nutˈ grass noun Any of various American sedges, esp one with edible tuberous roots • • • Main Entry: ↑nut …   Useful english dictionary

  • nut-grass — riešutinė viksvuolė statusas T sritis vardynas apibrėžtis Viksvuolinių šeimos daržovinis, maistinis, vaistinis augalas (Cyperus rotundus), paplitęs atogrąžose. Iš jo gaunamas eterinis aliejus. atitikmenys: lot. Cyperus rotundus angl. coco grass;… …   Lithuanian dictionary (lietuvių žodynas)

  • nut grass — nutsedge utsedge, nut sedge ut sedge . a widely distributed perennial sedge ({Cyperus rotundus}) having small edible nutlike tubers; also called {nut grass}. Syn: nutgrass, nut grass, {Cyperus rotundus}. [WordNet 1.5] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • nut grass — 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… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • nut grass — noun a widely distributed perennial sedge having small edible nutlike tubers • Syn: ↑nutgrass, ↑nutsedge, ↑nut sedge, ↑Cyperus rotundus • Hypernyms: ↑sedge • Member Holonyms: ↑Cyperus, ↑ …   Useful english dictionary

  • nut grass — either of two sedges, Cyperus rotundus or C. esculentus, that have small, nutlike tubers and are often troublesome weeds. Also called nut sedge. [1765 75, Amer.] * * * …   Universalium

  • yellow nut-grass — valgomoji viksvuolė statusas T sritis vardynas apibrėžtis Viksvuolinių šeimos maistinis, vaistinis augalas (Cyperus esculentus), paplitęs visame pasaulyje. Naudojamas gėrimams gaminti. atitikmenys: lot. Cyperus esculentus angl. earth almond;… …   Lithuanian dictionary (lietuvių žodynas)

  • yellow nut grass — noun : chufa …   Useful english dictionary

  • Nut — (n[u^]t), n. [OE. nute, note, AS. hnutu; akin to D. noot, G. nuss, OHG. nuz, Icel. hnot, Sw. n[ o]t, Dan. n[ o]d.] [1913 Webster] 1. (Bot.) The fruit of certain trees and shrubs (as of the almond, walnut, hickory, beech, filbert, etc.),… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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