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

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Recent Examples on the Web The collaborative argues that the complex ecosystem in the dunes requires free-blowing sands to function, and that wildlife is threatened by the effects of invasive beach grass. oregonlive, 13 Oct. 2021 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, 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, 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, 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, 11 July 2018 Put some beach grass in a galvanized pail on the table and you're done. Lisa Boone,, 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, 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, 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 19 Oct. 2021.

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