cordgrass

cordgrass

[kawrd-gras, -grahs]
noun
any of several grasses of the genus Spartina, of coastal regions.
Also called marsh grass.


Origin:
cord + grass

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cordgrass

any of 16 species of grasses constituting the genus Spartina (family Poaceae). The erect, tough, long-leaved plants range from 0.3 to 3 metres (1 to 10 feet) in height and are found on marshes and tidal mud flats of North America, Europe, and Africa

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