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blue-eyed grass

Syllabification: blue-eyed grass

Definition of blue-eyed grass in English:

noun

A North American plant of the iris family, cultivated for its blue flowers.
  • Genus Sisyrinchium, family Iridaceae: several species, including the flat-stemmed S. montanum
Example sentences
  • Irises, lilies of the valley, geraniums, and blue-eyed grass are good bets just about anywhere.
  • The original four blue-eyed grasses have multiplied and the native bunch grasses have prospered.
  • Though their foliage is grass-like, the blue-eyed grasses belong to the iris family not the grass family.

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