yellow-eyed grass


  • WordNet 3.6
    • n yellow-eyed grass any of several rushlike plants, especially of the pine barrens of southern United States
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • Yellow-eyed grass (Bot) any plant of the genus Xyris.
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In literature:

Almost all the grass was blue-eyed grass, too, and there were yellow lilies all over the pool.
"The Pot of Gold" by Mary E. Wilkins
Its yellow eyes were bent upon the innocent little creatures that gambolled over the grass beyond.
"The Boy Hunters" by Captain Mayne Reid
The yellowed grass extended to the brilliant blue of the sky as far as the eye could reach.
"Elsie Marley, Honey" by Joslyn Gray
I opened my eyes, but could see nothing but the stalks of yellow grass in which my face was buried.
"Chatterbox, 1906" by Various

In poetry:

With noise of leafy singing
And white wands swinging,
They marched away amid the grass that swayed to let them through.
Between the yellow tansies
Their eyes, like purple pansies,
Peered back on me before they passed all trackless in the dew.
"Fairy-Led" by Mary Webb