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sweet vernal grass

noun
1.
a Eurasian meadow grass, Anthoxanthum odoratum, found throughout North America, having clusters of brownish-green flowers.
Origin
1835-1845
1835-45
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Encyclopedia Article for 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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