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mondo grass

[mon-doh] /ˈmɒn doʊ/
noun
1.
any of several plants belonging to the genus Ophiopogon, of the lily family, native to western Asia, especially O. japonicus, having grasslike leaves and lavender or white flowers.
Also called lilyturf.
Origin
< Neo-Latin (1763), an earlier genus name, of unexplained orig.
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