lemon grass

lemon grass

noun
any of several lemon-scented grasses of the genus Cymbopogon, especially C. citratus, of tropical regions, yielding lemon-grass oil.

Origin:
1830–40

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lemon grass
 
n
a perennial grass, Cymbopogon citratus, with a large flower spike: used in cooking and grown in tropical regions as the source of an aromatic oil (lemon grass oil)

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