Definition of sparrow grass in English:

sparrow grass

Line breaks: spar|row grass

noun

dialect term for asparagus.
More 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'.

Definition of sparrow grass in:

Get more from Oxford Dictionaries

Subscribe to remove adverts and access premium resources

Word of the day antebellum
Pronunciation: ˌantɪˈbɛləm
adjective
occurring or existing before a particular war…