Definition of marram grass in English:

marram grass

Line breaks: mar¦ram grass
Pronunciation: /ˈmarəm
 
/
(also marram)

noun

  • A coarse European grass of coastal sand dunes, binding the loose sand with its tough rhizomes.
    • Ammophila arenaria, family Gramineae
    More example sentences
    • I followed Sean away from the beach, down the sandy paths where the marram grass gave way to bracken and scrubby trees, deeper and deeper into the dunes.
    • A steep sand cliff rose 50m from the coast to form a complex system of dunes fixed by marram grass with areas where competitors faced soft energy-sapping sand.
    • These are not straggly, marram grass-threaded dunes as we know them.

Origin

mid 17th century: from Old Norse marálmr, from marr 'sea' + hálmr 'haulm'.

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