Definition of grass of Parnassus in English:

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grass of Parnassus

Pronunciation: /ɡras əv pärˈnasəs/


A herbaceous plant of north temperate regions that bears a solitary white flower.
  • Genus Parnassia, family Saxifragaceae: several species, including P. glauca and P. palustris
Example sentences
  • Grass of Parnassus is a late summer gem in the Yorkshire Dales.
  • Both Old Fen and Middle Fen are dominated by a mix of saw sedge and black bog rush, with shows of grass of Parnassus in the calcium-rich spring flushes.
  • A single stem leaf, located near the midpoint of the flowering stem, makes grass of Parnassus easy to identify.

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Syllabification: grass of Par·nas·sus

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