sour grass
noun Date: 1855 sorrel

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  • sour dock — noun European sorrel with large slightly acidic sagittate leaves grown throughout north temperate zone for salad and spring greens • Syn: ↑garden sorrel, ↑Rumex acetosa • Hypernyms: ↑dock, ↑sorrel, ↑sour grass • Part Meronyms: ↑ …   Useful english dictionary

  • sour-gourd — sourˈ gourd noun 1. The cream of tartar tree 2. A tropical grass related to millet 3. Sorrel • • • Main Entry: ↑sour …   Useful english dictionary

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  • hilo grass — ˈhē(ˌ)lō noun Etymology: Hawaiian hilo : a sour grass (Paspalum conjugatum) that is common in the Hawaiian islands and is often a troublesome weed because of its ability to cover vast areas in a short time …   Useful english dictionary

  • Hot and sour soup — can refer to soups from several Asian culinary traditions. In all cases the soup contains ingredients to make it both spicy and sour.North AmericaUnited StatesIn American Chinese cuisine hot and sour soup is almost vegetarian. However, many… …   Wikipedia

  • Sweet grass — Sweet Sweet, a. [Compar. {Sweeter}; superl. {Sweetest}.] [OE. swete, swote, sote, AS. sw[=e]te; akin to OFries. sw[=e]te, OS. sw[=o]ti, D. zoet, G. s[ u]ss, OHG. suozi, Icel. s[ae]tr, s[oe]tr, Sw. s[ o]t, Dan. s[ o]d, Goth. suts, L. suavis, for… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Crab grass — Crab Crab (kr[a^]b), n. [AS. crabba; akin to D. krab, G. krabbe, krebs, Icel. krabbi, Sw. krabba, Dan. krabbe, and perh. to E. cramp. Cf. {Crawfish}.] 1. (Zo[ o]l.) One of the brachyuran Crustacea. They are mostly marine, and usually have a broad …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • dog's-tail grass — Crab Crab (kr[a^]b), n. [AS. crabba; akin to D. krab, G. krabbe, krebs, Icel. krabbi, Sw. krabba, Dan. krabbe, and perh. to E. cramp. Cf. {Crawfish}.] 1. (Zo[ o]l.) One of the brachyuran Crustacea. They are mostly marine, and usually have a broad …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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