beach grass


Definition of beach grass

: any of several tough strongly rooted grasses that grow on exposed sandy shores especially : any of a genus (Ammophila) of rhizomatous perennials widely planted to bind sandy slopes

Examples of beach grass in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Rough beach grass hisses against the cinder blocks of the building, and its one big window looks across the road to the marsh that leads to the sea. Katherine Dunn, The New Yorker, "The Resident Poet," 4 May 2020 But the tribe is using everything at its disposal to calm the waves and restore a long, slim beach at the edge of Shinnecock Bay: dredged sand, sea grasses, beach grasses, boulders, oyster shells. Somini Sengupta, New York Times, "The Original Long Islanders Fight to Save Their Land From a Rising Sea," 5 Mar. 2020 But Shelter Island was in Mr. Pedersen’s bones, given his many years on the island — the salty sea air, the tall beach grass, the sand beneath the osprey nests. Robin Pogrebin, New York Times, "As His Wife Lay Dying, an Architect Brought Her Building to Life," 30 July 2019 The tall beach grasses and sand dunes back up against historic mansions like Calvin Klein’s beach residence — all seen from the comfort of your beach chair. Alexandra Deabler, Fox News, "The 4 best beaches in America, according to 'Dr. Beach'," 11 July 2018 Put some beach grass in a galvanized pail on the table and you're done. Lisa Boone,, "It's backyard season: L.A. designer Nathan Turner shares 7 genius tips for summer entertaining," 26 May 2018 Below it, Whiffen Spit, knitted with beach grass, juts out between the calm Sooke Basin and the wide open Strait of Juan de Fuca. Suzanne Macneille, New York Times, "Vancouver Island, Through an Artist’s Eyes," 2 Oct. 2017 Landscape Architect Keane McLaughlin of Byers Design Group created a pattern based on a local species of beach grass called Spartina. Carolyn Weber, ELLE Decor, "The New Look of Tradition," 5 July 2012

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First Known Use of beach grass

1681, in the meaning defined above

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“Beach grass.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 26 Oct. 2020.

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