salt grass


Definition of salt grass

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

Examples of salt grass in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web 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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First Known Use of salt grass

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 5 Dec. 2021.

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