salt grass


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

Example Sentences

Recent Examples on the Web On a tour of the Owens Lake remediation site, Phill Kiddoo kneeled on a sandy playa, inspecting a blanket of salt grass drying under the hot summer sun. The Salt Lake Tribune, 11 Oct. 2022 The coyotes were east of us, running through the salt grass and ragweed that make up much of coastal South Texas. Joe Cermele, Field & Stream, 27 Feb. 2020 Their findings: The burrows were much smaller among the salt grasses. Science | AAAS, 15 Aug. 2019

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Word History

First Known Use

1704, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of salt grass was in 1704

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“Salt grass.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 29 Mar. 2023.

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