Rattlesnake grass

(Bot.) a handsome American grass (Glyceria Canadensis) with an ample panicle of rather large ovate spikelets, each one composed of imbricated parts and slightly resembling the rattle of the rattlesnake. Sometimes called quaking grass.

See also: Rattlesnake

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Gill often yanks rattlesnake grass out of sidewalk cracks--their spikelets make great bouquet "charms.