star grass
noun Date: 1687 1. any of a genus (Hypoxis of the family Hypoxidaceae) of grasslike perennial herbs with small star-shaped white or yellow flowers 2. either of two colicroots (Aletris farinosa and A. aurea)

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  • Star grass — Star Star (st[aum]r), n. [OE. sterre, AS. steorra; akin to OFries. stera, OS. sterro, D. ster, OHG. sterno, sterro, G. stern, Icel. stjarna, Sw. stjerna, Dan. stierne, Goth. sta[ i]rn[=o], Armor. & Corn. steren, L. stella, Gr. asth r, a stron,… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • star grass — star′ grass n. pln any of various grasslike plants having star shaped flowers or a starlike arrangement of leaves, as the North American plant Hypoxis hirsuta, of the amaryllis family • Etymology: 1680–90 …   From formal English to slang

  • star grass — n. any of a number of grasslike plants with star shaped flowers, including two genera (Hypoxis and Aletris) of the lily family …   English World dictionary

  • Star grass — may refer to: * Aletris spp. * Callitriche spp. Webster s 1828 Dictionary * Chloris spp. * Cynodon spp., specially Cynodon dactylon * Hypoxis spp …   Wikipedia

  • star grass — noun 1. trailing grass native to Europe now cosmopolitan in warm regions; used for lawns and pastures especially in southern United States and India • Syn: ↑Bermuda grass, ↑devil grass, ↑Bahama grass, ↑kweek, ↑doob, ↑scutch grass, ↑Cynodon… …   Useful english dictionary

  • star grass — skėstašakė plinkšė statusas T sritis vardynas apibrėžtis Miglinių šeimos pašarinis augalas (Chloris divaricata), paplitęs Australijoje ir Naujojoje Kaledonijoje. atitikmenys: lot. Chloris divaricata angl. Australian Rhodes grass; slender chloris; …   Lithuanian dictionary (lietuvių žodynas)

  • star grass — tikroji knisažolė statusas T sritis vardynas apibrėžtis Miglinių šeimos dekoratyvinis, pašarinis, vaistinis nuodingas augalas (Cynodon dactylon), kilęs iš Azijos. atitikmenys: lot. Cynodon dactylon angl. Bahama grass; Bermuda grass; common… …   Lithuanian dictionary (lietuvių žodynas)

  • star grass — didžioji knisažolė statusas T sritis vardynas apibrėžtis Miglinių šeimos pašarinis augalas (Cynodon plectostachyus), paplitęs šiaurės Afrikoje. atitikmenys: lot. Cynodon plectostachyus angl. giant star grass; star grass isp. estrella port.… …   Lithuanian dictionary (lietuvių žodynas)

  • star grass — etiopinė knisažolė statusas T sritis vardynas apibrėžtis Miglinių šeimos pašarinis augalas (Cynodon aethiopicus), paplitęs Afrikoje. atitikmenys: lot. Cynodon aethiopicus angl. Ethiopian dog s tooth grass; Nakuru grass; star grass šaltinis… …   Lithuanian dictionary (lietuvių žodynas)

  • star grass — Blazing Blaz ing, a. Burning with a blaze; as, a blazing fire; blazing torches. Sir W. Scott. [1913 Webster] {Blazing star}. (a) A comet. [Obs.] (b) A brilliant center of attraction. (c) (Bot.) A name given to several plants; as, to… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • star grass — Colicroot Col ic*root , n. A bitter American herb of the Bloodwort family, with the leaves all radical, and the small yellow or white flowers in a long spike ({Aletris farinosa} and {Aletris aurea}). Called sometimes {star grass}, {blackroot},… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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