from The Century Dictionary.
- noun A common name of plants of the genus Triglochin, especially of the common T. palustre.
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The vampire tried to pull away, but the arrow-grass hair had caught his head, and the tentacle skirt had grabbed his legs.
Of the three families, the first, _Juncagineæ_, includes a few inconspicuous plants with grass-like or rush-like leaves, and small, greenish or yellowish flowers (_e. g._ arrow-grass, _Triglochin_).
The arrows, five or six feet long, are made from the flower-stalk of the arrow-grass (_Gynerium_), the head pointed with the flinty chonta and tipped with bone, often anointed with poison.
Here and there the river is bordered with low alluvial deposits covered with feathery-topped arrow-grass and amphibious vegetation; but generally the banks are about ten feet high and magnificently wooded; they are abrupt, and land-slides are frequent.
Conspicuous, too, is the taxi, with brown buds and white flowers; while the margin of the water is thickly fringed by a belt of arrow-grass, or _frexes_ -- so called by the Portuguese -- six feet in height.
The shaft is made of the flower-stalk of the arrow-grass.