Definition of sparrowgrass in US English:

sparrowgrass

noun

  • dialect term for asparagus
    • ‘It is spring, blossoms are everywhere and we are waiting for tiny sparrow grass shoots to pop up on the banks.’

Origin

Mid 17th century: corruption (by folk etymology) of obsolete sparagus ‘asparagus’.

Pronunciation

sparrowgrass

/ˈspɛroʊˌɡræs//ˈsperōˌɡras/