from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. A name of various grass-like plants with starry flowers, or other radiate feature.
- n. The Australian Chloris truncata. See finger-grass.
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I found near our camp some plants of that kind of Rattlesnake root, called star-grass.
Buttercups and star-grass and chickweed arrest us occasionally by the roadside, until a wooded pathway brings us to a plot surrounded by an iron fence.
Before these have vanished, the yellow crow-foot and the cinquefoil will appear, followed by the star-grass and the loose-strife and the golden
The rising wind whistled in the prickly star-grass and sea-holly.
She entered a cool grassy recess in the forest, where were beds of purple twin-flower, yellow star-grass, blue-violets, and mosses growing together family-like, under the stately three-leaved ferns that overhung them like elm-trees, while above were the birches and walnuts.
I found near our camp some plants of that kind of rattle-snake root, called star-grass.
The Westover Manuscripts: Containing the History of the Dividing Line Betwixt Virginia and North Carolina; A Journey to the Land of Eden, A. D. 1733; and A Progress to the Mines. Written from 1728 to 1736, and Now First Published
The chains of water-holes within the scrub are covered with a stiff star-grass, having a great number of spikes rising from the top of the stem; and several sedges crowd around the moister spots.
The whole was thatched with star-grass or sea-reed, blackened with smoke and moisture.