Definition of spartina in English:

spartina

Syllabification: spar·ti·na
Pronunciation: /ˈspärtn-ə
 
/
(also spartina grass)

noun

  • A plant of a genus that comprises the cordgrasses.
    • Genus Spartina, family Gramineae
    More 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.

Origin

modern Latin, from Greek spartinē 'rope'.

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