grass-of-Parnassus

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • n grass-of-Parnassus any of various usually evergreen bog plants of the genus Parnassia having broad smooth basal leaves and a single pale flower resembling a buttercup
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Usage

In literature:

Numerous everywhere he could see the grayish-white leaves of Parnassus grass.
"The Harvester" by Gene Stratton Porter
The grass of Parnassus grew thick and white around me, with its moonlight tint of green in the veins.
"Angling Sketches" by Andrew Lang
Grass of Parnassus, ladies tresses, and marsh shield ferns.
"The Garden, You, and I" by Mabel Osgood Wright
Helen always makes me think of grass of Parnassus and bell-heather, she is so solitary and delicate and strong.
"Franklin Kane" by Anne Douglas Sedgwick
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