Meaning 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.

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