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arrowgrass

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Definition of arrowgrass in English:

noun

[mass noun]
A grass-like marsh plant with a slender spike of tiny flowers.
  • Genus Triglochin, family Juncaginaceae
Example sentences
  • Low tide exposes many characteristic saltmarsh plants that provide a vegetarian menu, which is equally vital for the birds, including sea arrowgrass, scurvy grass and sea lavender.
  • Levees supported high densities of Triglochin palustris (arrowgrass), which was an important food for growing geese.
  • Species of arrowgrass that poison livestock are widely distributed in marshy pastures and native grass hay areas throughout the United States.

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