alkali grass


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

Word History


so called from its growth in alkaline soil

First Known Use

1870, in the meaning defined at sense 3

Time Traveler
The first known use of alkali grass was in 1870

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“Alkali grass.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 25 Jun. 2024.

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