from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. The grass Paspalum distichum, of the southern United States.
  • n. Various species of Equisetum or horsetail.
  • n. The yellow bedstraw, Galium verum.


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  • The joint-grass of soggy pastures produces edible, nut-flavored tubers, called by the Indians taboose.

    The Land of Little Rain

  • He is never at peace with himself or the world, but always groaning and thrusting out his horns, until he can get back to his old range, and revel in his native marsh, joint-grass, and cane-tops.

    Confession, or, the Blind Heart; a Domestic Story


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