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star grass

or star·grass (stär′grăs′)
n.
1. Any of various plants of the genus Hypoxis, having grasslike leaves and star-shaped, white or yellow flowers.
2. See colicroot.
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star grass

n
(Plants) any of various temperate and tropical plants of the amaryllidaceous genus Hypoxis, having long grasslike leaves and yellow star-shaped flowers
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star′ grass`


n.
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.
[1680–90]
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ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.star grass - any of several perennials of the genus Aletris having grasslike leaves and bitter roots reputed to cure colicstar grass - any of several perennials of the genus Aletris having grasslike leaves and bitter roots reputed to cure colic
liliaceous plant - plant growing from a bulb or corm or rhizome or tuber
Aletris, genus Aletris - small genus of bitter-rooted herbs of eastern North America and Asia; sometimes placed in family Melanthiaceae
ague grass, ague root, Aletris farinosa - colicroot having a scurfy or granuliferous perianth and white flowers; southeastern United States
Aletris aurea, yellow colicroot - colicroot with yellow-bracted racemose flowers; smaller than Aletris farinosa; southeastern United States
2.star grass - any plant of the genus Hypoxis having long grasslike leaves and yellow star-shaped flowers: Africa; Australia; southern Asia; North America
genus Hypoxis, Hypoxis - small plants that resemble amaryllis and that grow from a corm and bear flowers on a leafless stalk; sometimes classified as member of the family Amaryllidaceae: star grass
American star grass, Hypoxis hirsuta - perennial star grass of North America
cormous plant - plant growing from a corm
3.star grass - trailing grass native to Europe now cosmopolitan in warm regionsstar grass - trailing grass native to Europe now cosmopolitan in warm regions; used for lawns and pastures especially in southern United States and India
grass - narrow-leaved green herbage: grown as lawns; used as pasture for grazing animals; cut and dried as hay
Cynodon, genus Cynodon - creeping perennial grasses of tropical and southern Africa
4.star grass - perennial Australian grass having numerous long spikes arranged like the vanes of a windmill
finger grass - any grass of the genus Chloris; occurs in short grassland especially on waste ground or poor soils
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