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  1. grass of Parnassusnoun

    bog star, any of several plants of the genus Parnassia

Samuel Johnson's Dictionary

  1. Grass of Parnassusnoun

    It hath a rose-shaped flower of five large leaves, and five small at the bottom fringed, of a greenish colour, and planted orbicularly: out of the flower-cup arises the pointal, which turns to an oval membranaceous fruit, having but one cell filled with seeds. This plant grows wild in most meadows, particularly in the North. It is called parnassia from mount Parnassus, where it was supposed to grow; and because the cattle feed on it, it obtained the name of grass, though the plant has no resemblance to the grass kind. Philip Miller

    Etymology: parnassia, Latin.

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of grass of parnassus in Chaldean Numerology is: 5

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of grass of parnassus in Pythagorean Numerology is: 6


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