Definition of Sour grass
1. Noun. Any of certain coarse weedy plants with long taproots, sometimes used as table greens or in folk medicine.
Generic synonyms: Herb, Herbaceous Plant
Group relationships: Genus Rumex, Rumex
Specialized synonyms: Garden Sorrel, Rumex Acetosa, Sour Dock, Rumex Acetosella, Sheep Sorrel, Sheep's Sorrel, Bitter Dock, Broad-leaved Dock, Rumex Obtusifolius, Yellow Dock, French Sorrel, Garden Sorrel, Rumex Scutatus
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Lexicographical Neighbors of Sour Grass
Literary usage of Sour grass
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1. Agricultural and Pastoral Prospects of South Africa by Frederick Rolfe, Owen Thomas (1904)
"(Assegai Grass) A sour grass; of little use when it is permitted to grow from year to year without being mown, or, unless it is eaten-down by animals. ..."
2. The Monthly Review by Ralph Griffiths (1802)
"... he details the mode which he pursued in converting old sour grass-lands into tillage ; and in order to give the Board an accurate idea of the advantages ..."
3. Plant Names, Scientific and Popular, Including in the Case of Each Plant the by Albert Brown Lyons (1900)
"... Sorrow), Sour-grass, Sour-sauce (Sour-sabs, Sour-suds); Ger. ... Sour Dock, Sour-grass, Sour Leek, Green-sauce, Bed-weed. Properties of (a). ..."
4. Timehri: The Journal of the Royal Agricultural and Commercial Society of by Royal Agricultural and Commercial Society of British Guiana (1888)
"The sour grass (Paspalum conjugatum) is the most common ; it is useless as fodder, ... During the rainy season the sour grass grows rampant everywhere, ..."
5. The History and Origin of the Missionary Societies by Thomas Smith (1825)
"There are two kinds of grass in the colony, called sweet and sour grass, ... The sour grass, at a certain season of the year, becomes destructive to the ..."