Saint Augustine grass

Saint Au·​gus·​tine grass | \ -ˈȯ-gə-ˌstēn- How to pronounce Saint Augustine grass (audio) \
variants: or St. Augustine grass

Definition of Saint 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.

First Known Use of Saint Augustine grass

1900, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for Saint Augustine grass

probably from St. Augustine, Florida

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“Saint Augustine grass.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 25 Sep. 2020.

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