sweet vernal grass

sweet vernal grass

noun
a Eurasian meadow grass, Anthoxanthum odoratum, found throughout North America, having clusters of brownish-green flowers.

Origin:
1835–45

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sweet vernal grass

any of about four species of fragrant annual and perennial grasses constituting the genus Anthoxanthum (family Poaceae). They are native to Europe, Asia, and North Africa.

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