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from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. A grass (Phalaris arundinacea var. picta) of the Northern Hemisphere that has leaf blades striped with white and is cultivated for ornament.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. a variety of reed canary grass having the leaves stripped with green and white; -- called also Lady's garters. See Reed grass, under Reed.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. A striped green and white garden variety of the grass Phalaris arundinacea. Also called painted-grass.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. perennial grass of marshy meadows and ditches having broad leaves; Europe and North America

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