from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. The manna grass, Glyceria fluitans.
  • n. A very succulent grass, Paspalum læve.
  • n. The water-cress, Nastur tium officinale.
  • n. Species of Equi setum.
  • n. The velvet-grass, Holcus. Britten and Holland.


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  • He reached over, pulled up a handful of water-grass, rinsed the muddy roots off in the flowing stream and then peeled the slimy outer skin off them.

    Renegade's Magic

  • Olikea had saved some cooked fish and water-grass roots in a carry-net.

    Renegade's Magic

  • I recalled that once Soldier's Boy had eaten vast quantities of the water-grass that grew along the bank.

    Renegade's Magic

  • By the time Likari returned with an armload of shriveled plums, Soldier's Boy had cleared a substantial patch of water-grass.

    Renegade's Magic

  • The first four miles today were along the top of a sandy rise, with swampy flats on each side, with a number of reeds growing in them, also rushes and water-grass.

    The Journals of John McDouall Stuart

  • Its colour is dark-green from the reeds and rushes and water-grass which cover it.

    The Journals of John McDouall Stuart

  • Broadswords of flag and rapiers of water-grass, which had been quivering merrily, began to hang down and to dip themselves in loops, and the stones of the brink showed dark green stripes on their sides as they stood naked.


  • Outside these, bright water-grass of the liveliest green was creeping, tempting any unwary foot to step, and plunge, and founder.

    Lorna Doone

  • She sank into the delicious spring, soft water-grass under her tired, sore feet, her skin drinking in the moisture, relieving the chaff and dryness of the desert air.

    Song of Time

  • The path is by way of shops containing every sort of merchandise known to Moors, and of stalls of fruit and vegetables, grateful "as water-grass to herds in the June days."



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