sacaton

noun
sac·​a·​ton | \ ˈsa-kə-ˌtōn How to pronounce sacaton (audio) \

Definition of sacaton

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

First Known Use of sacaton

1846, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for sacaton

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

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“Sacaton.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/sacaton. Accessed 3 Jul. 2020.

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