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sparrowgrass

Syllabification: spar·row·grass
Pronunciation: /ˈsperōˌɡras
 
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Definition of sparrowgrass in English:

noun

Dialect term for asparagus.
Example sentences
  • It is spring, blossoms are everywhere and we are waiting for tiny sparrow grass shoots to pop up on the banks.

Origin

mid 17th century: corruption (by folk etymology) of obsolete sparagus 'asparagus'.

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