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wire grass

or wiregrass

any of various grasses or rushes having wiry roots, culms, or leaves.
Origin of wire grass
1745-55, Americanism Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2016.
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  • To add to this happy circumstance in the hollow of the land there grew some wire-grass, which indicated a moist situation.

  • It was really a pine barren, such as may be seen to this day in what is called the wire-grass region of southern Georgia.

    Stories Of Georgia Joel Chandler Harris
  • To add to this happy circumstance, in the hollow of the land there grew some wire-grass, which indicated a moist situation.

    Sea Stories Various
  • At long intervals could be found a marsh of wire-grass, or a few acres of withered bunch-grass.

    The Lions of the Lord Harry Leon Wilson
  • So forsaken was it and so covered with stones and overgrown with wire-grass that I could not have found it but for her guidance.

  • Florida has a great many ponds and marshes, with lots of fish in them, and it has a great deal of wire-grass and pine timber.

  • The next moment they dismounted, left their wheels on the path, and came slowly across the desert of wire-grass toward us.

    A Village of Vagabonds F. Berkeley Smith
British Dictionary definitions for wire-grass

wire grass

any of various grasses, such as Bermuda grass, that have tough wiry roots or rhizomes
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
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