Definition of beargrass in English:


Syllabification: bear·grass
Pronunciation: /ˈberɡras
(also bear grass)


A North American plant with long, coarse, grasslike leaves, in particular.
  • A wild yucca (genus Yucca, family Agavaceae).A cultivated ornamental plant, the leaves of which were formerly used by American Indians to make watertight baskets (Xerophyllum tenax, family Liliaceae). Also called elk grass
More example sentences
  • On the floor of an ancient volcanic crater hidden deep within Washington's Gifford Pinchot National Forest, blue lupines and yellow mountain daisies poke through an open meadow padded with beargrass and moss.
  • A short walk on the 1 1/2-mile (one way) Hidden Lake Nature Trail will lead you past a subalpine meadow dotted with beargrass, to an overlook, and perhaps to a glimpse of mountain goats.
  • We tied napkins with beargrass and embellished them with lily pad-like Shortia, commonly sold as galax leaves.

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