Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. Cleavers, a species of bedstraw, Galium Aparine.—2. The silverweed, Potentilla Anserina.
- n. The darnel, Bromus mollis.
- n. The doorweed, Polygonum aviculare.
- n. Same as crowfoot-grass, 2, and wire-grass, 2.
- n. The Texas millet, Panicum Texanum. See millet.
- n. The low speargrass, Poa annua.
- n. The sea spear-grass, Puccinellia maritima.
GNU Webster's 1913
- n. (Bot.) The annual spear grass (Poa annua).
- n. (Bot.) A low-growing perennial (Potentilla anserina) having leaves silvery beneath; foundin Northern U. S., Europe, and Asia.
- n. low-growing perennial having leaves silvery beneath; northern United States; Europe; Asia.
- n. coarse annual grass having fingerlike spikes of flowers; native to Old World tropics; a naturalized weed elsewhere
- n. annual weedy grass used for hay
- n. annual having the stem beset with curved prickles; North America and Europe and Asia
“She plucked the goose-grass buttons from her dress in a nervous, desperate fashion.”
“It was none too clean, I cleansed it for him, and dressed it with some of your goose-grass unguent.”
“Brother Cadfael walked across to the guest hall before Compline, and took with him not only a pot of his goose-grass salve for Hugh Beringar's numerous minor grazes, but also Giles Siward's dagger, with its topaz finial carefully restored.”
“Brother Cadfael did not go straight to the mill on his return, but halted to check that his workshop was in order, and to pound up his goose-grass in a mortar, and prepare a smooth green salve from it.”
“The dry grass was well laced with small herbs now rustling and dead but still fragrant, and there was a liberal admixture of hooky, clinging goose-grass in it.”
“Brother Cadfael put it away carefully in the scrip at his girdle, and went to look for his goose-grass.”
“He needed goose-grass to make a dressing for it, he would look along the fringe of the fields, it must be plentiful here.”
“How fearless all the wild things are! the banks with goose-grass gleam,”
“The reason I asked, a fellow told me you made your soup out of muskrat-tails and goose-grass.”
“Already the water was receding as a result of the summer drouth, but, as fast as it fell, the muddy beach left at the foot of each bank was mantled with the tender green of goose-grass, a diminutive cousin of the tropical bamboo.”
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