sour grass

sour grasses

Definitions of sour grass
  1. noun
    any of certain coarse weedy plants with long taproots, sometimes used as table greens or in folk medicine
    synonyms: dock, sorrel
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    Rumex acetosa, garden sorrel, sour dock
    European sorrel with large slightly acidic sagittate leaves grown throughout north temperate zone for salad and spring greens
    Rumex acetosella, sheep sorrel, sheep's sorrel
    small plant having pleasantly acid-tasting arrow-shaped leaves; common in dry places
    Rumex obtusifolius, bitter dock, broad-leaved dock, yellow dock
    European dock with broad obtuse leaves and bitter rootstock common as a weed in North America
    French sorrel, Rumex scutatus, garden sorrel
    low perennial with small silvery-green ovate to hastate leaves
    type of:
    herb, herbaceous plant
    a plant lacking a permanent woody stem; many are flowering garden plants or potherbs; some having medicinal properties; some are pests
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