Definition of sparrowgrass in English:

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Pronunciation: /ˈsperōˌɡras/


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.


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

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Syllabification: spar·row·grass

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