American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- n. A grass (Phalaris arundinacea var. picta) of the Northern Hemisphere that has leaf blades striped with white and is cultivated for ornament.
Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. A striped green and white garden variety of the grass Phalaris arundinacea. Also called painted-grass.
GNU Webster's 1913
- n. (Bot.) a variety of reed canary grass having the leaves stripped with green and white; -- called also
Lady's garters. See Reed grass, under Reed.
- n. perennial grass of marshy meadows and ditches having broad leaves; Europe and North America
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