alkali grass

noun

Definition of alkali grass

1 : a grasslike plant (Zygadenus elegans) with flowers in a loose cylindrical raceme
3 : any of several grasses of the genus Puccinellia that grow in saline situations

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First Known Use of alkali grass

1870, in the meaning defined at sense 3

History and Etymology for alkali grass

so called from its growth in alkaline soil

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The first known use of alkali grass was in 1870

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“Alkali grass.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/alkali%20grass. Accessed 27 Nov. 2021.

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