Definition of cordgrass in English:


Syllabification: cord·grass
Pronunciation: /ˈkôrdˌgras


  • A coarse wiry coastal grass that is sometimes used to stabilize mudflats.
    • Genus Spartina, family Gramineae
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    • Marsh vegetation consists mainly of cattail and sedges (Scirpus americana and Carex sp.), with salt marsh cordgrass occurring along creek banks.
    • The river channel meanders through wide tidal freshwater marshes of cattail and sedges (Carex spp. and Scirpus spp.), with stands of saltmarsh cordgrass along the upper banks.
    • Along the Atlantic and Gulf coasts of North America, both species feed exclusively on the phloem sap of cordgrass, Spartina alterniflora.

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