Definition of sweetgrass in English:


Syllabification: sweet·grass
Pronunciation: /ˈswētˌgras


  • Any of a number of grasses that possess a sweet flavor, making them attractive to livestock, or a sweet smell, resulting in their former use as herbs for strewing or burning.
    • Glyceria, Hierochloe, and other genera, family Gramineae
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    • Do get ‘smudged’ by an elder when he offers to purify you with sweetgrass, tobacco, sage and cedar.
    • And when I've run out of sweetgrass, someone always shows up with a braid of sweetgrass and gives it to me.
    • Treatment blends of honey, cornmeal, sage and sweetgrass are a luxurious reminder of the spa's Native American roots.

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