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saw grass

any of various sedges of the genus Cladium, of tropical and temperate regions, having spiny, serrated leaves.
Also, sawgrass [saw-gras, ‐grahs] /ˈsɔˌgræs, ‐ˌgrɑs/ (Show IPA). Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2016.
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  • Frequently we had to turn aside to avoid the swampy ponds fringed with saw-grass.

    In the Wilds of Florida W.H.G. Kingston
  • They will help you to dodge the worst of the saw-grass which is likely to be your greatest trouble.

    Dick in the Everglades A. W. Dimock
  • But between them and the camp was an almost impassable barrier of saw-grass.

    Dick in the Everglades A. W. Dimock
  • No sitting in swamps for me, but a good, clean, and easy boat in the saw-grass.

    The Firing Line Robert W. Chambers
  • The saw-grass was so high as partially to protect the bodies of our men from view; but the fire was very fatal.

    The Exiles of Florida Joshua R. Giddings
  • Then he'd wave his hand to the east, 'No trail, oko suchescha (water all gone), saw-grass ojus (heaps)!'

    Dick in the Everglades A. W. Dimock
  • Cutting through the saw-grass in all directions, spreading out like the lines in a human hand, were many shallow water-courses.

  • They found much open water, most of the grass was light and the few strands of saw-grass they encountered were easily avoided.

    Dick in the Everglades A. W. Dimock
  • They sheered off and avoided all bands of saw-grass unless they found trails across them.

    Dick in the Everglades A. W. Dimock
  • A light mist was rising from the countless acres of saw-grass, and the sun was shining through a veil of fleecy clouds.

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