sacaton

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noun sac·a·ton \ˈsa-kə-ˌtōn\

Definition of sacaton

  1. :  a coarse perennial grass (Sporobolus wrightii) of the southwestern U.S. that is used for forage especially in alkaline soils

Origin and Etymology of sacaton

American Spanish zacatón, from zacate coarse grass, from Nahuatl zacatl


First Known Use: 1846

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