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star grass

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.
Origin of star grass
1680-90 Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2016.
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  • star-grass, queries Pitcairn; but is it not rather fox-tree—fox-glove?

    Witch Stories E. Lynn (Elizabeth Lynn) Linton
  • The whole was thatched with star-grass or sea-reed, blackened with smoke and moisture.

  • Her eyes, blue as the little fairy blossoms of the star-grass now, were breeze blown in the meadow of her gladness.

    Pemrose Lorry, Camp Fire Girl Isabel Katherine Hornibrook
British Dictionary definitions for star-grass

star grass

any of various temperate and tropical plants of the amaryllidaceous genus Hypoxis, having long grasslike leaves and yellow star-shaped flowers
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
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