Definition of spartina in English:

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Pronunciation: /ˈspärt(ə)nə/
(also spartina grass)


A plant of a genus that comprises the cordgrasses.
  • Genus Spartina, family Gramineae.
Example sentences
  • Determined to get a river view, I climbed a high bank and looked across windswept spartina grass.
  • Decaying spartina grass breaks into small pieces called detritus fueling the bottom of the food chain.
  • These are the mudflats that the alien spartina we have introduced is now turning to meadows.


Modern Latin, from Greek spartinē 'rope'.

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Syllabification: spar·ti·na

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