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from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. Any of various plants of the genus Hypoxis, having grasslike leaves and star-shaped, white or yellow flowers.
  • n. See colicroot.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. The colicroot. See Colicroot.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. perennial Australian grass having numerous long spikes arranged like the vanes of a windmill
  • n. any plant of the genus Hypoxis having long grasslike leaves and yellow star-shaped flowers: Africa; Australia; southern Asia; North America
  • n. any of several perennials of the genus Aletris having grasslike leaves and bitter roots reputed to cure colic
  • n. trailing grass native to Europe now cosmopolitan in warm regions; used for lawns and pastures especially in southern United States and India

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