nut grass

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • n nut grass a widely distributed perennial sedge having small edible nutlike tubers
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • n nut grass (Bot) A widely distributed perennial plant of the Sedge family (Cyperus rotundus, var. Hydra), which has slender rootstocks bearing small, edible, nutlike tubers, by which the plant multiplies exceedingly, especially in cotton fields.
    • Nut grass (Bot) See nut grass in the vocabulary.
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Usage

In literature:

A little bowl made from the shell of a cocoa-nut stood on the grass near the doorway.
"The Blue Lagoon" by H. de Vere Stacpoole
Every nut is carefully shelled, and the cavity that serves as storehouse lined with grass and leaves.
"In the Catskills" by John Burroughs
About noon, the boats returned, laden with cocoa-nuts, palm-nuts, and scurvy-grass.
"A General History and Collection of Voyages and Travels, Vol. 12" by Robert Kerr
The trees began to drop their brightly colored leaves and their nuts, and the soft green grass turned brown.
"All About Johnnie Jones" by Carolyn Verhoeff
His face was as black as the shell of the butter-nut, or the feathers of the raven, and his eyes as green as grass.
"Traditions of the North American Indians, Vol. 1 (of 3)" by James Athearn Jones
Every nut is carefully shelled, and the cavity that serves as storehouse lined with grass and leaves.
"The Atlantic Monthly, Volume 17, No. 101, March, 1866" by Various
MEMBER: Just before this attack on the nut trees it was real bad on clover and grasses in our area.
"Northern Nut Growers Association Report of the Proceedings at the Forty-Second Annual Meeting" by Northern Nut Growers Association
Elephants live on grass, hay, palm-nuts and things that grow.
"Nero, the Circus Lion" by Richard Barnum
Every nut is carefully shelled, and the cavity that serves as storehouse lined with grass and leaves.
"Squirrels and Other Fur-Bearers" by John Burroughs
Sometimes they would spend a whole day hunting for early apples in the thick grass, picking hazel-nuts, or feeding the fish in the clear sea.
"Silent Struggles" by Ann S. Stephens
But the force of the fall had shaken the nuts out and scattered them afar, lost among the grass and leaves.
"Greene Ferne Farm" by Richard Jefferies
Food of the southern pygmy mouse includes nuts, bark, grass seeds, and leaves.
"Speciation and Evolution of the Pygmy Mice, Genus Baiomys" by Robert L. Packard
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In poetry:

Let mine be the freshening power
Of rain on grass, of dew on flower;
The fertilizing song be mine,
Nut-flavored, racy, keen as wine.
"A Prelude" by Maurice Thompson
And most I like the winter nests deep-hid
That leaves and berries fell into:
Once a dormouse dined there on hazel-nuts,
And grass and goose-grass seeds found soil and grew.
"Birds' Nests" by Edward Thomas
Hushed the bird-voices and the hum of bees,
In the thin grass the crickets pipe no more;
But still the squirrel hoards his winter store,
And drops his nut-shells from the shag-bark trees.
"A Day" by John Greenleaf Whittier

In news:

These turkeys eat fresh grasses, seeds, nuts and wildflowers and drink clean filtered water.
I tried using liquid molasses to kill nut grass, but it hasn't worked.
Caveman Cafeteria builds its menu around vegetables and lean, grass-fed beef, healthy fats, and nuts and seeds.
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