Also called elk grass. a tall, western North American plant, Xerophyllum tenax, of the lily family, having narrow leaves and a dense, broad cluster of tiny white flowers.
any of several other plants having linear, grasslike leaves, as those of the genera Nolina and Dasylirion.
The man crouched in the bear grass could tell that Gabriel was in high good-humor.
Steve Yeager William MacLeod Raine
They are ordinarily used in connection with the bear grass (Xerophyllum).
California Athabascan Groups Martin A. Baumhoff
At Louisville barely could boats be pulled in to the bear grass.
The Conquest Eva Emery Dye
Floyd’s fort on the bear grass became a rendezvous; the little harbour an anchorage for watercraft.
The Conquest Eva Emery Dye
Sisal hemp, which I found much like our yucca or “bear grass,” is but little grown.
Where Half The World Is Waking Up Clarence Poe
Maloney, lying snugly in the bear grass beside the track, would not be informed as to the arrangement.
Crooked Trails and Straight William MacLeod Raine
Ant-hills, the south sides of which bear grass, the northern whortle-berries.
Lachesis Lapponica Carl von Linn
Dawn found them high in the range, in a little canyon, sweet with a tiny spring about which grew mesquite and bear grass.
The Forbidden Trail Honor Willsie
The bear grass is one of the most characteristic plants of Glacier.
Glacier National Park [Montana] United States Dept. of the Interior
They also Cover their heads from the rain Sometimes with a common water cup or basket made of Cedar bark and bear grass.
The Journals of Lewis and Clark Meriwether Lewis and William Clark
- Bear hug
a forcefully or heartily tight embrace. Wrestling. a hold in which one contestant locks both arms around the other from the front in order to make the opponent fall backward. to greet with or hold in a bear hug: eager fans bear-hugging the victorious team. Contemporary Examples Pull your lover close for a bear hug […]
- Bear in mind
(in a human or other conscious being) the element, part, substance, or process that reasons, thinks, feels, wills, perceives, judges, etc.: the processes of the human mind. Psychology. the totality of conscious and unconscious mental processes and activities. intellect or understanding, as distinguished from the faculties of feeling and willing; intelligence. a particular instance of […]
- Bear in the air, a
bear in the air, a noun phrase A police officer in a helicopter [mid-1970s+; fr Smokey Bear]
- Bear leader
(formerly) a tutor traveling with a wealthy or aristocratic young man. Historical Examples I am a bear leader who daily trembles lest the muzzle should give way at last. A Woman of Thirty Honore de Balzac The fellow with hair like squirrel’s fur—the little King’s bear leader, whom you kept prisoner. Caesar and Cleopatra George […]