Definition of sawgrass in English:


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Pronunciation: /ˈsɔːgrɑːs


chiefly North American
  • A sedge with spiny-edged leaves.
    • Cladium, family Cyperaceae: two species, in particular the North American C. jamaicensis, which is a dominant plant in the Florida Everglades
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    • Sugar growers use huge amounts of phosphorus-based fertilizer, most of which runs off into the Everglades and promotes the growth of exotic cattails in place of the native sawgrass.
    • From its subterranean source, the Wekiva meanders slow and clear past waving sawgrasses and under a moss-draped canopy of oak and laurel and longleaf pine.
    • How many times have you missed a duck because you were wondering whether you were standing in crabgrass or sawgrass?

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