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star grass

Blazing \Blaz"ing\, a. Burning with a blaze; as, a blazing fire; blazing torches. --Sir W. Scott. Blazing star.

  1. A comet. [Obs.]

  2. A brilliant center of attraction.

  3. (Bot.) A name given to several plants; as, to Cham[ae]lirium luteum of the Lily family; Liatris squarrosa; and Aletris farinosa, called also colicroot and star grass.

star grass

Colicroot \Col"ic*root`\, n. A bitter American herb of the Bloodwort family, with the leaves all radical, and the small yellow or white flowers in a long spike ( Aletris farinosa and Aletris aurea). Called sometimes star grass, blackroot, blazing star, and unicorn root.

star grass
  1. n. any of several perennials of the genus Aletris having grasslike leaves and bitter roots reputed to cure colic [syn: colicroot, colic root, crow corn, unicorn root]

  2. any plant of the genus Hypoxis having long grasslike leaves and yellow star-shaped flowers: Africa; Australia; southern Asia; North America

  3. trailing grass native to Europe now cosmopolitan in warm regions; used for lawns and pastures especially in southern United States and India [syn: Bermuda grass, devil grass, Bahama grass, kweek, doob, scutch grass, Cynodon dactylon]

  4. perennial Australian grass having numerous long spikes arranged like the vanes of a windmill [syn: windmill grass, creeping windmill grass, Chloris truncata]

Star grass

Star grass is a common name for several plants and may refer to: