Definition of Nutgrass

1. Noun. A widely distributed perennial sedge having small edible nutlike tubers.

Exact synonyms: Cyperus Rotundus, Nut Grass, Nut Sedge, Nutsedge
Generic synonyms: Sedge
Group relationships: Cyperus, Genus Cyperus

Definition of Nutgrass

1. Noun. A perennial sedge, ''Cyperus rotundus'', that has small edible nutlike tubers ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Nutgrass

1. a perennial herb [n -ES]

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Nutgrass

nutbowl
nutbowls
nutbreaker
nutbrown
nutburger
nutburgers
nutcase
nutcases
nutcracker
nutcrackers
nutfarm
nutfarms
nutgall
nutgalls
nutgraf
nuthatch
nuthatches
nuthin'
nuthook
nuthooks
nuthouse
nuthouses
nutil
nutjob
nutjobber
nutjobbers
nutjobbery
nutjobs

Literary usage of Nutgrass

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1. The History of Salt River Association, Missouri by Wiley Jones Patrick (1909)
"John P. Briscoe, AJ Rice, JB Hawkins, Isaac Rice, Daniel nutgrass, Wm. Shultz, Peter Shultz, John Hendrix, CW Jenks. In the afternoon of the same day, ..."

2. The Encyclopaedia Britannica: A Dictionary of Arts, Sciences, and General by Thomas Spencer Baynes (1888)
"Among plants poisonous to animals are the poison pea, fuchsia, scab-lily, indigo, thorn-apple, box, mistletoe, and nutgrass. Many English ami foreign ..."

3. Proceedings of the Linnean Society of New South Wales by Linnean Society of New South Wales (1881)
"The tubers of our pest the nutgrass Cyperus rotunda», Linn., are said to be administered successfully in cases of cholera by Hindoo practitioners. ..."

4. Handbook of South Carolina: Resources, Institutions and Industries of the by Ebbie Julian Watson (1908)
"James H. Ryon, of Fairfield County, who in 1874 planted a half acre of lucerne on a piece of worn-out red land, which was infested with nutgrass. ..."

5. The Medicinal Plants of the Philippines by Trinidad Hermenegildo Pardo de Tavera, Jerome Beers Thomas (1901)
"... Pam.; nutgrass or Coco-grass, Eng. USES.—The root possesses stimulant, diaphoretic, diuretic and emmenagogue properties. In the Philippines it is used ..."

6. California for the Sportsman: Being a Collection of Hints as to the Haunts by Al M. Cumming, Allan Dunn, Southern Pacific Company (1911)
"... celery, nutgrass and other fresh-water foods were very plentiful, and the birds did their feeding nearly altogether in marsh, tule and overflow lands, ..."

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