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English noun: star grass

1. star grass (plant) any of several perennials of the genus Aletris having grasslike leaves and bitter roots reputed to cure colic


Synonymscolic root, colicroot, crow corn, unicorn root


Broader (hypernym)liliaceous plant


Narrower (hyponym)ague grass, ague root, Aletris aurea, Aletris farinosa, yellow colicroot


Member meronymAletris, genus Aletris

2. star grass (plant) any plant of the genus Hypoxis having long grasslike leaves and yellow star-shaped flowers: Africa; Australia; southern Asia; North America


Broader (hypernym)cormous plant


Narrower (hyponym)American star grass, Hypoxis hirsuta


Member meronymgenus Hypoxis, Hypoxis

3. star grass (plant) trailing grass native to Europe now cosmopolitan in warm regions; used for lawns and pastures especially in southern United States and India


SynonymsBahama grass, Bermuda grass, Cynodon dactylon, devil grass, doob, kweek, scutch grass


Broader (hypernym)grass


Member meronymCynodon, genus Cynodon

4. star grass (plant) perennial Australian grass having numerous long spikes arranged like the vanes of a windmill


SynonymsChloris truncata, creeping windmill grass, windmill grass


Broader (hypernym)finger grass









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