from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. A grass of the genus Eragrostis.
  • n. In the southern United States, one of several species of Eragrostis forming part of the natural pasturage. E. secundiflora is designated as purple lovegrass, E. Elliottii as shining love-grass, and E. glomerata as niany-flowered love-grass.


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  • Kefu, 'and the countryman who directs them is' cutting grass on the hill; '& when at last the prayer of the priest unites them in marriage the bride says that he has made 'a dream-bridge over wild grass, over the grass I dwell in;' and in the end bride and bridegroom show themselves for a moment 'from under the shadow of the love-grass.'

    Certain Noble Plays of Japan From the manuscripts of Ernest Fenollosa


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