Definition of viper's grass in English:

Share this entry

viper's grass

noun

[mass noun]
Scorzonera, the juice of which was formerly believed to be a remedy for snake bites.
Example sentences
  • There are also bushes and small trees and tough flowers like pheasant's eye and viper's grass.
  • In 1630 an old soldier applied for a license to sell a concoction of water, cinnamon, viper's grass, and anise.

For editors and proofreaders

Line breaks: viper's grass

Share this entry
 

What do you find interesting about this word or phrase?

Comments that don't adhere to our Community Guidelines may be moderated or removed.