salt grass


Definition of salt grass

: a grass (especially Distichlis spicata) native to an alkaline habitat (such as a salt marsh)

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Their findings: The burrows were much smaller among the salt grasses. Science | AAAS, "Fiddler crabs produce more carbon dioxide than their marshy homes can handle," 15 Aug. 2019

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First Known Use of salt grass

1704, in the meaning defined above

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