Definitions

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. See Paspalum.
  • n. In the West Indies, Andropogon pertusus, a native of India, but naturalized in Australia and the West Indies, where it is considered one of the most valuable fodder-grasses.
  • n. Either the common Old World sorrel, Rumex Acetosa, or the sheep-sorrel, R. Acetosella.

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Examples

  • The sun was just rising, the morning was misty and drizzling; the long sour-grass, the branches of the scrubby trees, everything we touched and saw was dripping with the night dew, as we rode up a

    Robbery Under Arms

  • Running up to the top of one of the hills, and letting her eyes range over sky and sea, she would drink in the scents that were waking to life after the burning heat of the day: salt water, warmed sand and seaweeds, ti-scrub, sour-grass, and the sturdy berry-bushes, high as her knee, through which she had ploughed her way.

    The Getting of Wisdom

  • And it enlarged, and Tim could hear the brushing of feet over the tufts of sour-grass.

    The Woodlanders

  • The sun was just rising, the morning was misty and drizzling; the long sour-grass, the branches of the scrubby trees, everything we touched and saw was dripping with the night dew, as we rode up a 'gap' between two stiffish hills.

    Robbery under Arms; a story of life and adventure in the bush and in the Australian goldfields

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