Definitions starting with B

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bird grass

(Andros, Grand Bah.); bird prickle (Andros) [US different sp. W3; probably from bur + hypercorrection, but cf. quot.] n. 1.a grass with burs, Cenchrus echinatus.= BUR GRASS, PRICKLE GRASS

2. a soft, fine grass (sp?): Birds like doves live in bird grass (San Sal.).

◊ Bird grass 2 is not equivalent to BUR GRASS or BUD GRASS.

Tags: hypercorrection, noun, plant

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Last update: 2012-01-06 15:16
Author: Holm and Shilling, DBE, 1982
Revision: 1.1

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