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salt grass

Syllabification: salt grass
(also saltgrass)

Definition of salt grass in English:


Grass growing in salt marshes or in alkaline regions, especially Distichlis spicata (family Gramineae).
Example sentences
  • The medium-tall salt grass is found in salt and brackish coastal marshes and can grow into large monocultures. It is an important food source for geese and other birds.
  • Inland saltgrass is a native, perennial, warm-season, sod-forming short grass with vigorous, creeping, scaly underground stems.

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