Definition of whitlow grass in English:

whitlow grass

Syllabification: whit·low grass

noun

  • A dwarf European plant with a rosette of leaves at the base of a low flowering stem, growing widely on rocks and walls. It was formerly believed to cure whitlows.
    • Genus Erophila, family Brassicaceae: several species, in particular E. verna
    More example sentences
    • The spring draba, or spring whitlow-grass, grows throughout the United States and Canada.
    • Spring whitlow-grass is a small annual that is easy to overlook because of its diminutive size, yet it is often one of the most abundant flowering plants underfoot in the west.
    • Whitlow grass likes to grow in a sunny part of the garden, but is fine in slightly shaded areas too.

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