Definition of grass of Parnassus in English:

grass of Parnassus

Line breaks: grass of Par|nas¦sus

noun

  • A herbaceous plant of north temperate regions, which bears a solitary white flower.
    • Genus Parnassia, family Saxifragaceae: several species, in particular P. palustris
    More 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.

More definitions of grass of Parnassus

Definition of grass of Parnassus in:

Get more from Oxford Dictionaries

Subscribe to remove adverts and access premium resources

Word of the day coloratura
Pronunciation: ˌkɒlərəˈtjʊərə
noun
elaborate ornamentation of a vocal melody