Definition of viper's grass in English:

viper's grass


  • [mass noun] Scorzonera, the juice of which was formerly believed to be a remedy for snake bites.

    • ‘In 1630 an old soldier applied for a license to sell a concoction of water, cinnamon, viper's grass, and anise.’
    • ‘There are also bushes and small trees and tough flowers like pheasant's eye and viper's grass.’