Saint Augustine grass


Saint Au·​gus·​tine grass -ˈȯ-gə-ˌstēn- How to pronounce Saint Augustine grass (audio)
variants or St. Augustine grass
: a tropical perennial grass (Stenotaphrum secundatum) that has much-branched creeping stems and is used as a lawn grass and sand binder especially in the southern U.S.

Word History


probably from St. Augustine, Florida

First Known Use

1900, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of Saint Augustine grass was in 1900

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“Saint Augustine grass.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 8 Feb. 2023.

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