Meaning of grass-of-Parnassus

grass-of-Par•nas•sus

Pronunciation: (gras'uv-pär-nas'us, gräs'-), [key]
— n.
  1. any plant belonging to the genus Parnassia, of the saxifrage family, growing in marshy areas, having broad, smooth leaves and a single, pale flower.
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