sac·​a·​ton ˈsa-kə-ˌtōn How to pronounce sacaton (audio)
: a coarse perennial grass (Sporobolus wrightii) of the southwestern U.S. that is used for forage especially in alkaline soils

Word History


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

First Known Use

1846, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of sacaton was in 1846

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Cite this Entry

“Sacaton.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 5 Dec. 2023.

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