beach grass

beach grass

noun
any of several erect, strongly rooted grasses, especially of the genus Ammophila, common on exposed sandy shores and dunes.

Origin:
1675–85, Americanism

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beach grass

any of the sand-binding plants in the genus Ammophila (family Poaceae). These coarse, perennial grasses are about one metre (about three feet) tall and grow on sandy coasts of temperate Europe, North America, and northern Africa

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