dune-grass

dune grass

noun
lyme grass">sea lyme grass.
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sea lyme grass

noun
a stout grass, Elymus arenarius, of Eurasia, used as a binder for shifting sand.
Also called dune grass.


Origin:
lyme, perhaps alteration (based on the genus name) of lime1, with reference to its binding properties; cf. birdlime

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