Definition of cordgrass in English:

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Pronunciation: /ˈkôrdɡras/


A coarse wiry coastal grass that is sometimes used to stabilize mudflats.
  • Genus Spartina, family Gramineae.
Example sentences
  • Marsh vegetation consists mainly of cattail and sedges (Scirpus americana and Carex sp.), with salt marsh cordgrass occurring along creek banks.
  • The river channel meanders through wide tidal freshwater marshes of cattail and sedges (Carex spp. and Scirpus spp.), with stands of saltmarsh cordgrass along the upper banks.
  • Along the Atlantic and Gulf coasts of North America, both species feed exclusively on the phloem sap of cordgrass, Spartina alterniflora.

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Syllabification: cord·grass

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