from The Century Dictionary.
- noun A name of various grass-like plants with starry flowers, or other radiate feature.
- noun The Australian Chloris truncata. See
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I found near our camp some plants of that kind of Rattlesnake root, called star-grass.
Choice Specimens of American Literature, and Literary Reader Being Selections from the Chief American Writers Benj. N. Martin
Buttercups and star-grass and chickweed arrest us occasionally by the roadside, until a wooded pathway brings us to a plot surrounded by an iron fence.
In and Around Berlin Minerva Brace Norton
Before these have vanished, the yellow crow-foot and the cinquefoil will appear, followed by the star-grass and the loose-strife and the golden
Little Rivers; a book of essays in profitable idleness Henry Van Dyke 1892
The rising wind whistled in the prickly star-grass and sea-holly.
The Light of Scarthey Egerton Castle 1889
She entered a cool grassy recess in the forest, where were beds of purple twin-flower, yellow star-grass, blue-violets, and mosses growing together family-like, under the stately three-leaved ferns that overhung them like elm-trees, while above were the birches and walnuts.
I found near our camp some plants of that kind of rattle-snake root, called star-grass.
The Westover Manuscripts: Containing the History of the Dividing Line Betwixt Virginia and North Carolina; A Journey to the Land of Eden, A. D. 1733; and A Progress to the Mines. Written from 1728 to 1736, and Now First Published 1841
The chains of water-holes within the scrub are covered with a stiff star-grass, having a great number of spikes rising from the top of the stem; and several sedges crowd around the moister spots.
Journal of an Overland Expedition in Australia : from Moreton Bay to Port Essington, a distance of upwards of 3000 miles, during the years 1844-1845 Ludwig Leichhardt 1830
The whole was thatched with star-grass or sea-reed, blackened with smoke and moisture.
Traditions of Lancashire, Volume 2 (of 2) John Roby 1821
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