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Definition 1: any plant of the genus Hypoxis having long grasslike leaves and yellow star-shaped flowers: Africa; Australia; southern Asia; North America - [noun denoting plant]

(star grass is a kind of ...) plant growing from a corm

(... is a kind of star grass ) perennial star grass of North America

(... is a member of star grass) small plants that resemble amaryllis and that grow from a corm and bear flowers on a leafless stalk; sometimes classified as member of the family Amaryllidaceae: star grass

Definition 2: trailing grass native to Europe now cosmopolitan in warm regions; used for lawns and pastures especially in southern United States and India - [noun denoting plant]

Synonyms for star grass in the sense of this definition

(star grass is a kind of ...) narrow-leaved green herbage: grown as lawns; used as pasture for grazing animals; cut and dried as hay

(... is a member of star grass) creeping perennial grasses of tropical and southern Africa

Definition 3: perennial Australian grass having numerous long spikes arranged like the vanes of a windmill - [noun denoting plant]

Synonyms for star grass in the sense of this definition

(star grass is a kind of ...) any grass of the genus Chloris; occurs in short grassland especially on waste ground or poor soils

Definition 4: any of several perennials of the genus Aletris having grasslike leaves and bitter roots reputed to cure colic - [noun denoting plant]

Synonyms for star grass in the sense of this definition

(star grass is a kind of ...) plant growing from a bulb or corm or rhizome or tuber

(... is a kind of star grass ) colicroot having a scurfy or granuliferous perianth and white flowers; southeastern United States

(... is a kind of star grass ) colicroot with yellow-bracted racemose flowers; smaller than Aletris farinosa; southeastern United States

(... is a member of star grass) small genus of bitter-rooted herbs of eastern North America and Asia; sometimes placed in family Melanthiaceae

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